American kids adopting British accents after watching Peppa Pig

American parents are noticing their little ones adopting British accents after watching Peppa Pig, a popular children's TV show about a female pig and her animal friends.

All of the characters in the British cartoon have accents.

It's now called the "Peppa Pig Syndrome" or the "Peppa Pig Effect."

Some parents on Twitter are saying their kids are even starting to use British dialect, like "mum."

A producer for our sister station KTRK in Houston says his 7-year-old son has a slight accent and uses phrases like "petrol-station, taking the lift and going on holiday."

Cheerio.

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