The Daily Mail
Wednesday August 23, 2006
"Have you herd the latest? Farmers say cows mimic their accents to moo with a distinct regional twang." by Andrew Levy
The journalist begins his article with; "They have one word in their vocabulary and it's a single syllable at that."
He is talking about cows, of course, and not horses, because a horse is a horse of course.
Then he tells us that others animals, according to "experts", such as Scottish dogs with their "rolling bark", birds with their twittering depending
on what part of the country they come from, and last but not least, of course, is the cow, not the horse, of course, because a horse is a horse
of course. But the cow is thought to get its accent from the farmer.
Andrew the journalist points out that the "claim might have been dismissed as nonsense but for academic approval yesterday."
He backs this up with references to John Mills, professor of phonetics at University College London, The National Farmers' Union, and
Carl padgett, of the British Cattle Veterinary Association.
I would like to add that if an Australian and a Scotsman went over to Japan, they would hear Japanese differently, according to their
own accents. Also, if these two men walked into a paddock full of horses and listened carefully, they would, of course, hear the horse
with its snorts,differently, because, as we have already determined, the horse is a horse, of course.