I've long known this:
Farmers believe cows "moo" with an accentI've met and spoken with English cows in the past and I've never been able to understand a word they've said. Best I could do is sprinkle the pauses in conversation with, "uh-huh"s, "mmmm"s, and "oh, really?"s.
LONDON (Reuters) - Cows have regional accents, a group of 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.
"I think it works the same as with dogs - the closer a farmer's bond is with his animals, the easier it is for them to pick up his accent."