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Police apologize for using sirens to settle ‘nee-nah vs. woo-woo’ debate

Nee-nah vs. woo-woo!.
Nee-nah vs. woo-woo!. Global News

British police apologized to a small community after blasting cop car sirens to settle a debate whether they make a “nee-nah” or “woo-woo” sound.

North Swindon Police community support officers were holding a chat with new primary students at a local school earlier this week, when the sirens were used to debate the sound.

“Apologies to anyone in the Haydonleigh area who may have been disturbed by our sirens yesterday morning,” the department said on Facebook. “The PCSOs were at the Primary School having a very important debate with the new Reception Year children about whether they go nee-nah or woo-woo.”

The officers had the children vote on what sound they thought the sirens made.

On Friday, the North Swindon Police department posted the results of the survey.

“The perplexing issue of nee-nah or woo-woo has gripped not only the nation but the world it seems, after yesterday’s post surprised us by circling the globe ‪#‎bemused,” the department wrote. “It was only fair that the reception children at Haydonleigh Primary had the last say though. 88 children were in today – 60 voted woo-woo, 28 voted nee-nah.

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“So the WOO-WOOs have it.”

And there you have it. Now you can rest better knowing the specific sound a siren makes on a British cop car.