You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto

Let’s call the whole thing off!

You say ribbit, I say croak, you say peep-peep-peeper,

I say… …Bud – weis – er.

Via Neatorama.


  1. but what does the fox say?

  2. Blue Footed Booby says:

    “Pike off, I’m workin here.”

  3. En français (in French), la grenouille dit: COÂÂ-COÂÂ

  4. Hungarian + French = Aristopanes’ Frogs

  5. fleurdamour says:

    I was thinking about that play – my version translates it thusly: Breck a keck keck korax korax. Quite a mouthful for a frog.

  6. And there’s the Puerto Rican: Coqui Coqui

  7. Ah yes, our tiny amphibian with the mighty lungs! But I’ve always thought “regular” frogs sound like “rocco rocco”

  8. As long as they are in my water garden I don’t really care what they say ..
    It’s nice listening to them at night .. but I prefer if they don’t *croak*

  9. Thai frog: “Op op… oppa gangnam style!”

  10. David Sedaris’s hilarious “Six to Eight Black Men” includes discussions with people from different countries about the sounds their animals make. I hope this wonderful artist gets inspired to make more posters–this one is fantastic.

  11. Smartypants says:

    Yes, more posters would be awesome, I love hearing how different countries envision their animals.

    Perhaps one for dogs? I’m trying to think of the language that translates barking as “hau-hau” but I forget.

  12. It’s Polish :)

  13. Smartypants says:

    Cool, thank you!

  14. He’s done loads, check :)

  15. Some people have WAY too much free time……..

  16. Personally, I’m GLAD he used his time this way since I think it’s cooooooooool! :mrgreen:

  17. Germans can’t tell frogs from ducks.

  18. lisaLASSIE says:

    This is delightful and informative. Thank you.

  19. They all sound accurate! Agree it’s awesome poster, and want more, too!

  20. Smartypants says:

    Good news, there is more! I found his “dog” poster:

    and apparently there are others (Mods, hope it’s OK to post this link – Smarty).

  21. How deep is a frog pond? Knee deep!!!


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