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American Kids Are Starting To Talk In Aussie Accents Thanks To Bluey

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American Kids Are Starting To Talk In Aussie Accents Thanks To Bluey

American kids are starting to develop Aussie accents and use our classic shortened words thanks to Bluey.

Set in Brisbane, the show follows a six-year-old Blue Heeler puppy named Bluey, who lives with her father, Bandit; mother, Chilli; and younger sister, Bingo.

The legendary animated series has been such a huge success all over the world that the New York Times even boldly stated the show was Australia's 'biggest export since The Wiggles'.

As a result, it's influencing the way kids talk to their parents.

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Massachusetts-based dad Jason Manganella told the ABC how his four-year-old daughter has picked up different phrases and words like 'dunny' and 'brekky' since watching the show.

Credit: Ludo Studios
Credit: Ludo Studios

He said they started watching the show during lockdown and it's been their family obsession ever since.

"We ended up watching it a lot. The kids quickly became huge fans of the show," he said. "There's no question, when you watch the show, it doesn't feel like an American show.

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"It really feels like an Australian show, but even when slang is used, it's used in a way that everyone can understand.

"I've also heard from some other parents that their kids are shifting in and out of Australian accents.

"The kids [in the show] are great role models for our children, but when we watch the parents on Bluey, it inspires us to be better parents."

If it's hard to believe this could happen to impressionable young minds, it's worth noting that it's not just Bluey causing American kids to have a warped tongue.

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US kids binge-watching Peppa Pig are also developing a bit of a British twang.

Peppa Pig is hugely loved with children (Credit: Entertainment One)
Peppa Pig is hugely loved with children (Credit: Entertainment One)

It's the second most popular TV show in the US behind SpongeBob SquarePants and a new report has revealed how big of an influence it is.

And as a result of prolonged exposure, it's led to them using phrases such as 'telly' and 'ready, steady, go'.

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According to reports, some even went as far as ditching the traditional US pronunciation of 'mommy' and swapping it for the more British counterpart 'mummy'.

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, confused parents revealed that their kids were caught saying things like 'Father Christmas' rather than 'Santa Claus', alongside UK expressions such as 'give it a go'.

Lauren Ouellette is one of those who noticed a change in her six-year-old's vocabulary.

She told the Journal that her child took to referring to the bathroom as a 'water closet' - an old-fashioned phrase that would even confuse most Brits today.

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While Matias Cavallin told the site that his daughter Dani, five, had begun saying phrases like 'mummy, are you going to the optician?'

Featured Image Credit: Ludo Studios

Topics: Australia

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