Cows moo with a regional accent
'DAIRY farmers in Somerset claim their cows moo with a regional accent.
The cattle are said to have copied their owners' distinctive West Country twang by calling “moo-arr" to each other.
John Wells, Professor of Phonetics at the University of London, said it was feasible.
He said: “This phenomena is well attested in birds. You find distinct chirping accents in the same species around the country.
“This could also be true of cows. In small populations such as herds you would encounter identifiable dialectical variations which are most affected by the immediate peer group.”'