US mother and father have reported a mysterious phenomenon affecting their toddlers who’ve begun talking in uncommon accents. Researchers now consider they’ve tracked the supply of overseas affect: Peppa Pig.
Peppa Pig is a well-liked youngsters’s TV present a few forever-young, feminine pig and her animal associates, all of whom communicate in British accents as they journey round a fictional city within the United Kingdom. The present boasts over seven million YouTube subscribers. Reports of the so-called ‘Peppa Effect’ have been flooding in from mother and father throughout the US.
“Up till the age of 20 months, my daughter was a pristine developmental specimen, untouched by screen-time. Then we flew to Australia,” Janet Manley, a mom of two, who coined the title, wrote for Romper.
“After 21 hours of flight time spent binge-watching Peppa Pig episodes on the iPad, my kid had adopted Peppa Pig’s plum British accent, calling me ‘Mummy” and ending her sentences with Peppa’s trademark snort… name it the Peppa impact.”
British mother and father weary of their youngsters rising up on American TV reveals and adopting a wide range of American slang and twangs to their accents will take a sure satisfaction that, by Peppa Pig, British TV is now returning the favor.
In one more amusing twist within the story, it seems the Chinese might have foreseen the potential ‘threat’ posed by the ‘Peppa Effect,’ a while in the past, as pictures of the pink swine had been mysteriously banned on video-sharing web site Douyin in 2018.