'The Peppa Effect': Children are adopting British accents after watching Peppa Pig

U.S. parents share stories of children speaking in British accents and snorting


Parents across the country are saying that  their children have started speaking with British accents because of the cartoon character Peppa Pig.

The Nickelodeon TV show, which follows Peppa's life in a fictional town as she spends time with her family and friends, has achieved global success in recent years. It has even sparked a Peppa Pig World of Play coming to Great Lakes Crossing in Michigan this spring.

The Evening Standard reports that U.S. children are beginning to adopting the character's British accent and vocabulary after watching the show repeatedly.

Parents have now taken to Twitter to share their encounters with "The Peppa Effect."

Dad Sylvester Kabajani said: "My four year old baby girl loves watching Peppa Pig and I have noticed her accent and grammar is extraordinary. Last night I tucked her to sleep & she looks at me & says 'daddy, can you snuggle me?' I was like what did you say to me baby girl? I don't remember the last time I used that word."



Film critic Clayton David wrote this of his son:



"I'd like to thank Peppa Pig for the slight yet adorable British accent my toddler is acquiring," added mom Jen Rofé




Mother and writer Janet Manley dubbed it the "Peppa Effect" in a recent article for Romper, saying her daughter had started "calling me 'Mummy' and finishing her sentences with Peppa's trademark snort."

"Two years later, she still oinks in conversation. Call it the Peppa Effect," she said.