04/02/2019 11:31 GMT | Updated 12/02/2019 10:28 GMT

'Peppa Pig' Effect: Has It Changed How Your Kids Speak?

"Two years later, she still oinks in conversation."

If you’re a parent of a young child, Peppa Pig is probably in your head on repeat.

But some mums and dads are noticing another effect of having the famous pig’s show on all the time – their kids are adopting Peppa’s accent and vocabulary. 

A US mum who writes for Romper realised this was a thing when her toddler adopted a British accent after binge-watching the show: “She [also] calls me “mummy” and finishes her sentences with Peppa’s trademark snort,” the mum wrote

“Two years later, she still oinks in conversation. Call it the Peppa effect.”

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The mum’s informal survey of other parents revealed similar patterns – toddlers shouting “baked beans boom!” after the pig’s popular song, as well as copying brother George’s “waa-haa” cry.

And by the looks of Twitter, it isn’t only one set of parents experiencing this. Parents have been tweeting for years that the ‘Peppa Pig’ effect is in full swing – now it just has a name. 

Many US parents have reported their kids adopting British accents, while others say they are also picking up interesting words and phrases from the famous pig and her family.

Have you ever noticed it?