My 5 year old daughter loves Peppa Pig; but luckily we have moved on from “watching incessantly” to a couple times a month. I have sat and watched the show with her and found it to be a fairly good kids show – a tad annoying, but they pretty much all are. So my problem is not with the show “per-say”…
It’s just that she has decided to pick up on the accent. And while it is hard to explain in a post, I’m sure most of us know the differences in how most Americans and most Britains say tomato, or potato. And to top it off, she bounces between calling me “mommy”, and “mummy”. She has also taken to using words like “preposterous” and “nonsense”.
I am really not sure how to feel about it…
On the one hand, she sounds foreign, which gives an air of mystery to her background, and strikes up interesting conversations with strangers.
On the other hand, even my family looks at me funny when they hear it, and the look on their face is generally WTF?
I am sure the British are quite peeved about our bastardization of the English language, but I’m not sure if I’m ok with my 5 year old daughter being the one to help it make a come back here in the US.
To me, it comes off as pompous, something no 5 year old should ever sound like. Although if we ever need to cross the pond, she’ll fit right in.
If anyone has any thoughts on the subject, I’m open to a new way of looking at it. Until then, I have my wine… And it’ll have to do.
Also, if this looks like crap… apologies; I’m using my phone 😕