People from 70 countries imitate the sounds cats and dogs make

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If you thought that video needed some animation and earworm-type music (tho sadly, this series doesn’t cover all the nations in the Conde Nast clip):


I’ve been interested to see that the Ratel kit has decided to emulate dog and cat sounds based on what he’s heard from the animals, rather than received onomatopoeia.

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David Sedaris wrote a pretty funny bit about how he breaks the ice when traveling by asking the person to make the sound a rooster makes. A Spanish cab driver gamely responds with “coco-rico!” and side-eyes Sedaris with incredulity when he offers “cock-a-doodle-doo!”


I loved this. I love all these people, and I love all of you.

Let’s do it again with fox sounds.

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ring ding dingading?

“Do you know the sound a shellfish makes when you’re lying to it?”

Actually the Indian dog sound is wrong. The girl in the video demonstrated the Hindi word for “(he) barks” (bhaunkta).
Indians say a dog goes “bhow bhow”.

The cat meaow seems pretty universal though.

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