Are your little ones calling you Mummy? Some parents have shared on social media that their children are using a British accent, and a certain pig named Peppa could be the reason why.
The wildly-popular animated British TV series started in 2004.
The show’s YouTube channel says “Peppa is a loveable, cheeky little piggy who lives with her little brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa’s favourite things include playing games, dressing up, days out and jumping in muddy puddles. Her adventures always end happily with loud snorts of laughter.”
That’s another thing parents say is happening: Their little ones are ending their sentences with Peppa’s trademark snort.
Someone on Twitter posted, “Anyone else’s kids developing a slight British accent after watching Peppa pig? She is also snorting like a pig, but that is expected.”
One mommy blogger reportedly nicknamed it the “Peppa effect.”
Parents don’t seem to mind it at all. Another person tweeted, “my 3 yr old cousin has an english accent from watching peppa pig and i’m jealous.”
Anyone else's kids developing a slight British accent after watching Peppa pig?
She is also snorting like a piggy, but that is expected.
— Mike Lupa (@LupaTeacher) February 3, 2019
Today is this little man's birthday! It's officially ends the "we have babies at home" era
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
— Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) January 29, 2019
My youngest son has recently become obsessed with Peppa Pig and has even adopted a fake British accent. Confession: So have I. Good night! Snort snort! pic.twitter.com/9QJMUC0V7s
— Paul R. La Monica (@LaMonicaBuzz) February 11, 2019
My three year old says “tomatoes” with a British accent. #peppapig
— Leah Wachna (@LeahWachna) February 9, 2019
my 3 yr old cousin has an english accent from watching peppa pig and i’m jealous
— alex (@_alexis_raelyn) January 30, 2019