Is Peppa Pig causing kids to speak in British accents?

By Cydeni Carter

PHOENIX – Parents, you’ve probably heard your kid say “I’m Peppa Pig! *Snort*” a few times, but have you also noticed them pick up a slight British accent?

Some American parents claim that their children have developed a British accent after watching the TV show.

The children have picked up on British expressions like “straightaway,” “mummy,” “zeh-bra” or “wei-ard” instead of “weird.”

Many parents have taken to Twitter to share their stories about the #PeppaEffect.

Content courtesy of Your Phoenix CW6. See more stories like this here. CW6 KASW

Subscribe for free updates!


View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp

Nerdvana Media will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

About the author

Your Phoenix CW

Local, reliable news at the speed of life! Phoenix CW KASW-TV Phoenix