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Off topic: Now over to Daisy with the regional moos!
Thread poster: Elizabeth Sumner
Elizabeth Sumner
Local time: 20:38
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Aug 23, 2006

A great step forward in linguistics has been announced today. Conclusive proof that cows moo with a regional accent! The link below is to a BBC article (to copy and paste into your browser)

Surely deserving of an Ignoble Prize.


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Clare Barnes  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:38
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Wonderful... Aug 23, 2006

...we have an "English-speaking" cat. We only speak English at home, and the cat is definitely a billion times more responsive to the English-speaking guests than those who speak Swedish. Not sure the goldfish have much to say for themselves though!

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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This is my candidate for the Ig Nobel Aug 25, 2006

But its obvious, that there must be regional differences in animal speach. In Finland pigs say "röh", of course no English pig could pronounce that properly.

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