Young fans of the popular programme, which follows the life of a pig living in a fictional UK town, are said to have picked up the different twangs of their favourite characters. Mother and writer Janet Manley, from the US, has branded this the “Peppa effect”. She wrote an article for Romper and revealed her daughter started calling her ‘mummy’ after starting to watch the show two years ago.
Ms Manley also revealed her daughter also makes the same distinctive noises as the cartoon pig.
She said: “Two years later, she still oinks in conversation. Call it the Peppa effect.”
Other parents have shared their bemusement over their children’s new vocabulary on social media.
One parent wrote on Twitter: “My child won’t stop talking with an accent ever since she started watching Peppa Pig?”
Peppa Pig is causing children to speak with a southern British accent (Image: YOUTUBE)