I Heard the Birds for Myself Today!

the birds woke me up this morning.

i got to find out that they quite literally 'mouth' the words tweet, tweet, tweet. to be technically strict, it's actually twee, twee, twee.

that got me thinking of the onomatopoeia (yes i looked it up) that have been handed over to us in english class.
we're told that cocks crow cock-a-doodle-doo, but where i grew up, the cocks went kukurookoo.
there are so many examples:

our bells didn't go ding dong, they went gbagaun
our car horns didn't go beep beep, nor did they go honk honk, but rather went peen peen
our frogs didn't go ribbit when they were horny, well not the ones down my street, those simply said dide (prounounced like d-day and has a similar meaning ie get up, it's time)
our goats prefered mehh to baa. i remember a day in boarding house a group of us called out mehh to a herd of goats. and continued walking on. one of us then said, what if mehh means 'chase us'? we laughed it off only for us, a few moments later, to see the goats running our way! we definitely hightailed it. of course it was most likely a coincidence...but better safe than sorry!

bombs didn't go boom, they went gbosa
our guns didn't go bang bang, they also went gbosa
bullets here don't richochet ping ping, they go pishaun pishaun, and if you're so creme you're just hearing pishaun for the first time, i feel for your childhood.

when it's time for action in a movie, we hear gen gen.

don't even get me started on fart sounds.

i guess we agree that cows go moo, or do we?


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