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Why Are American Children Speaking with English Accents?

Written by on February 13, 2019

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Why Are American Children Speaking with English Accents?

American parents have been noticing that Peppa Pig is influencing and changing their childrens’ accents – giving them an ever-so British English tone.

The children’s programme follows the adventures of female pig, Peppa and her family who live in a town full of other animal families. It first aired in 2004 and airs in the USA on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.

Peppa speaks with a slow-paced, some might say, cute middle-England accent and the impact of her speech has clearly rubbed off on youngsters across the Atlantic.

Mike Lupa said on Twitter: ‘Anyone else’s kids developing a slight British accent after watching Peppa pig?’

‘She is also snorting like a piggy, but that is expected.’

Alex Raelyn said: ‘My 3 yr old cousin has an english accent from watching peppa pig and i’m jealous.’

Meanwhile mother @_fragilebxnes said: ‘My child won’t stop talking with an accent ever since she started watching peppa pig???

‘I’d like to thank Peppa Pig for the slight yet adorable British accent my toddler is acquiring. #mum #mummy.’

The response has actually been quite positive from our American cousins who have also noticed Peppa’s occasional snorting being made by their youngsters when they speak.


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