September 26, 2023



You say tomato… Increasing number of American children are speaking with British accents after binge-watching Peppa Pig during the pandemic


Some American children have begun speaking with British accents and using words like ‘telly’ after they binge-watched the English cartoon Peppa Pig during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The so called ‘Peppa Effect’ had children already mimicking the main character before the pandemic, but the lockdown and stay-at-home orders made the effect more widespread.

Parents were working from home and in order to have Zoom calls without distraction, they allowed their children to have more screen-time.

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