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Updated on Feb 21, 2019. Posted on Feb 13, 2019

American Kids Are Developing British Accents From Watching "Peppa Pig" And It's Jolly Entertaining

"Daddy, when we get home do I have to go to bed straightaway?"

Even if you don't have a kid, you've probably heard of Peppa by now. She lives with her mummy and daddy and little brother, George. She's the main character in the British cartoon, Peppa Pig.

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Peppa Pig originally aired in the United Kingdom in 2004. In the United States, the show is aired on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.

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And since the show is British, all the characters have accents.

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So, it's really no surprise that American kids are developing British accents from watching it.

Has your kid suddenly developed a British accent like this cute girl from the Charlotte-area? Well, it might be due to the "Peppa-pig syndrome" 😂👏 https://t.co/X2UCz6WSVo (Video: Brandi Nichole Hall)

The phenomenon has been dubbed "Peppa-pig syndrome" on Twitter and parents are sharing videos of their kids talking with accents.

Is watching Peppa Pig making US children talk with British accents? This is Oliver Smalley, a three-year-old boy, who has picked up the British accent after watching the popular children's TV show https://t.co/CcVI5F6XEv

Some parents say their kids are not only speaking with an accent, but also using British dialect.

If nothing else, it's plum entertaining.

"Mummy can you turn on the telly so I can watch more Peppa?" –Kids in America

Thanks, Peppa, for expanding the vocabulary of American children.

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