American parents have revealed their children are now speaking in British accents thanks to kids’ favourite Peppa Pig.
The show, which follows the life of the titular Peppa going about her days with her family and animal friends, has found global success over the last few years.
Now, dozens of parents have taken to Twitter over the phenomenon, which has been called the “Peppa effect.”
Dad Sylvester Kabajani said: “My four year baby girl loves watching Peppa Pig and I have noticed her accent and grammar is extraordinary.
“Last night I tucked her to sleep and she looks at me and 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.”
Dad Clayton Davis wrote, “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“.
Jess Steinbrenner added: “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.”
American writer Janet Manley dubbed it the “Peppa effect” in a piece 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.