Childrens' accents are changing because of the 'Peppa Pig effect'
There’s no doubt Peppa Pig is one of the most popular children’s TV shows of all time. We’re sure there’s been many mornings in your household when it’s been left on repeat, even after the kids have gone to school.
The innocent cartoon has been a huge part of many kids lives and it looks like it’s having quite the big impact on fans of the show.
Nevermind singing the theme song every second of the day, Peppa Pig viewers have now been hit by the ‘Peppa Pig effect’.
Parents have noticed that their little ones are starting to mimic the popular TV pig by speaking in British accents and snorting at the end of every sentence.
Mums and dads all around the world have revealed that their kids are putting on fake English accents after watching Peppa for too long.
One mum tweeted: “Thanks to Peppa Pig my 2yo, who has never been outside of Washington, Oregon and California has a solid British accent.”
Another shared: “My toddler often speaks with a southern English accent because of too much exposure to Peppa Pig. Would prefer an American accent to her using a long A in bath and castle.”
The ‘Peppa Pig effect’ has certainly affected many toddlers, especially considering the popularity of the show.
Roberto Rey Agudo, language program director of the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Dartmouth College explained to Romper that there is nothing to worry about.
He stated: “Peppa Pig has been such a phenomenon with the 2 to 5-year-old crowd and it's considered cute, whereas I don't know what other shows have that kind of currency right now."
Have you notice your children’s accents change after watching Peppa Pig?