We always knew cows spoke in tongues, but the theory of some Irish farmers — that cows have different accents — quickly made worldwide news in 2006. That year veteran newsreader Peter Williams introduced this upbeat One News item, in which reporter Sonya Wilson puts Kiwi cows to the test; do they moo in different dialects? Wilson discusses the zany claim with linguistics expert Winifred Bauer and Southland dairy farmer Bill Stevenson. But the truth remains a little fuzzy. Are the Irish farmers hearing something the rest of the world isn't? Or are they simply...milking it?
So quite possibly, it's all just bull.– Reporter Sonya Wilson sums things up