Silly news item from CNN via Reuters:
“LONDON, England (Reuters) — Cows have regional accents, a group of British farmers claims, and phonetics experts say the idea is not as far-fetched as it sounds.
Lloyd Green, from southwest England, was one of a group of farmers who first noticed the phenomenon.
“I spend a lot of time with my Friesians and they definitely ‘moo’ with a Somerset drawl,” he said, referring to the breed of dairy cow he owns.
“I’ve spoken to the other farmers in the West Country group and they have noticed a similar development in their own herds…”
Full story: http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science/08/23/cows.accent.reut/index.html
Methinks this bloke drank too much of the cow’s milk… But if you pass a herd and you hear a “ey! ! ey! ey!” or a “calm down !” inbetween the mooing then let me know.