Ork! Ork! Ork!


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What does "Ork! Ork! Ork!"mean in the following context? Is "Ork" used as an onomatopoetic word here?

CECIL: I hope you brought your bathing suit, Franny,because today is the day Piper and I are going swimming. Aren't we, Piper? Aren't we? Ork! Ork! Ork!
(Quoted from an animated series for children Franny's Feet. Cecil is a seal and Piper is a polar bear who is afraid of swimming. So Cecil and Franny try to encourage Piper to jump into the water and swim.)

Thanks very much!
  • entangledbank

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    English - South-East England
    Yes, we don't have a standard word for it, like 'woof' for dogs and 'baa' for sheep, but 'ork' is easily recognized as the sound seals make.