You probably remember this funny video of the Engineer's guide to cats and how they made their cats yodel.
I did try it with both of our cats. While Lilly tried to bite my neck (she hates being picked up)~ hey you can't just pick up Her Royal Highness, she didn't utter a single sound. Yes she despises us when we pick her up. She would also rather gnaw her paws off if it meant we'd leave her alone then.
Maunzerl on the other hand doesn't mind being picked up, only she wiggles like a nutcase (she also doesn't stay still when she wants to be petted). So I pick her up and all she does is she starts purring loudly.
Now Katie over at Made in Melbourne got her little cutie Cleo to yodel, check it out. The look on Cleo's face is priceless.