I came across these two sentences in Peopleware
The Furniture Police at one company we know even listed a number for spilled coffee on the Emergency Numbers decal affixed to every phone. We were never there when anyone called the number, but you could probably expect white-coated maintenance men to come careening through the halls in an electric cart with flashing lights and a siren going ooogah-ooogah.
I've never seen ooogah-ooogah written for sirens sound before, but I quite like it.
I, myself, as a kid remember saying something like nee-nore, nee-nore — but I don't know if that's regional or just kiddy speak.
- is there a "proper" onomatopoeia for sirens?