American Tots Are Getting British Accents from Watching Too Much ‘Peppa Pig’

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Well, this is odd…

We all know how much young kids love that adorable Peppa Pig TV show. The show debuted in 2004 and has since become a major hit all over the world.

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But American parents have noticed lately that there’s been one strange consequence of their kids’ watching lots and lots of Peppa Pig.

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As strange as it sounds, parents in the U.S. are noticing that their little ones are developing British accents from watching Peppa Pig.

And this guy isn’t alone. Look at all these other folks who are also experiencing the same phenomenon.

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Roberto Rey Agudo, language program director of the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Dartmouth College, says the British accents are weirdly prevalent among kids in the U.S. “in part because 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.”

I wonder why this didn’t happen with Mr. Belvedere when I was a kid…