misty gish (tanglespiders) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Is Peppa Pig turning American toddlers into teaboos?



- People who know WSJ writers and think that "optician" is a college-level word had a petty, posh piglet raising their children during the pandemic, so now they sometimes say things like "mummy" and "tomahto."

- What next, Pedialyte Bluey shoeys?

- Romper reported on this phenomenon two years ago so it's not actually pandemic-specific or indicative of a screentime cultural crisis. As Romper explains it, because I'm not clicking on a WSJ link, young children mimic words they hear, and don't really distinguish between languages and accents. It's also likely that their family and other adults reacting to the unexpected Britishisms reinforces them as attention-getters (sort of like how you shouldn't laugh at little kids swearing or acting like little shits unless you want them to keep doing it.)

SOURCES: 1 & 2
Tags: animation, british celebrities, cartoon / children's show
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