Funny Macintosh alert sounds

Adjusting alert sounds in the OS X System Preferences Window

If you do something stupid, or your Macintosh needs your attention, it will let you know through the use of the alert sound. Most seasoned Mac users will adjust the alert sound at some point by going into System Preferences.

Most of the available alert sounds have names that coincide with the sound coming out of the speakers. “Glass” sounds like somebody tapping a wine glass with a fork. “Pop” sounds like… well, a ‘popping’ sound. But there’s one sound in there that carries an unusual name.

The Macintosh alert sound called “Sosumi” is related to what?

Post a response in the comments if you think you know the answer. We’ll post the real answer tomorrow.