Old Macdonald had a farm

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♪♪ Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a cow, E-I-E-I-O
With a “moo-moo” here and a “moo-moo” there
Here a “moo” there a “moo”
Everywhere a “moo-moo”
Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O ♪♪

Sound Familiar?

There are very few activities which bring as much joy as a group song – it’s really always fun. This one might be a little tough for me and my fellow lexiophiles contributors though, and there seems to be some discord regarding the noises made by Old Macdonalds farm-residents. While we all can agree on “Moo” and “Meow”… it would appear the similarities stop there. There goes verse three!

I guess even though dogs, roosters or donkeys are the same everywhere, when human beings try to imitate them the sound is always different. It’s a chorus of “au-au,” “bau-bau,” “woof-woof,”… and that’s only the beginning…

So let´s check if you can recognize which country the following “dogs” and his other farm animal friends are from? The answers can be found in the comments below.

















If you liked this post, take a look at the part 2 here.

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