'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.
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."
My 4 year baby girl loves watching peppa pig & I have noticed her accent & 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 just say baby girl? I don't remember the last time I used that word. pic.twitter.com/IAWa0FQND6— Sylvester Kabajani (@SS_Kabajani) February 11, 2019
Film critic Clayton David wrote this of his son:
Today is this little man's birthday! It's officially ends the "we have babies at home" era— Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) January 29, 2019
Best thing that Noah does these days is speak in a British accent b/c of Peppa Pig. 2 days ago, he came to me, & said "Daddy, I want to sit on your lap and use the computer"#PeedMyPants pic.twitter.com/tLWxd954U0
"I'd like to thank Peppa Pig for the slight yet adorable British accent my toddler is acquiring," added mom Jen Rofé
Anyone else's kids developing a slight British accent after watching Peppa pig?— Mike Lupa (@LupaTeacher) February 3, 2019
She is also snorting like a piggy, but that is expected.
The most entertaining aspect of my life right now is that my toddler has been watching Peppa Pig and now speaks with a British accent.— Jess Steinbrenner (@Steinbrennerjes) February 9, 2019
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.
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