An American mother was puzzling over her toddler’s uniquely Australian tickle when she finally realized where he got it from.
Candice, a mom from South Louisiana, said her son sounded very Australian when he said “no” and “no” and she couldn’t understand why.
Then she turned on the television, put on her son’s favorite show, and said it “finally clicked.”
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A mom has revealed how Bluey influenced her toddler’s accent
The hit TV show follows an Australian Blue Heeler family living in the suburbs
“Watching too much Bluey will give you an Australian accent,” she laughed in a caption from her little boy who said “no” on request.
The video of the youngster and his newly developed accent went viral on TikTok and was viewed more than 220,000 times within 48 hours.
And the people couldn’t believe their ears.
“Are you telling me this isn’t an Australian kid?” one person asked.
“Far from it, we’re from South Louisiana and this isn’t our accent,” she replied.
And it had even fooled Australians.
“I try to listen to him say it differently… and realize it sounds normal because I’m Australian,” said one woman.
But Candice isn’t the only mom with kids developing Australian accents and vocabularies after being invested in the show.
‘My daughter recently used the word dunny for toilet and calls her brother cheeky’, one mother laughed.
This was a shortcoming of some Australians who failed to realize that ‘brutal’ is not a word used in the US.
“I never heard of the term cheeky before I looked at Bluey,” Candice said.
“It’s not a common word here, I’m from Minnesota,” said the second mother.
“I feel this, I’ve been called too big and cheeky too many times,” said another.
Another mother said her son has come to call “gas stations,” “gas stations.”
Even the way international viewers change their sentences has changed, according to one mother.
“My daughter says ‘it’s going to take forever’ and I really love it,” she said before clarifying to the US version that “it’s going to take forever.”
“My daughter says this all the time – and I never knew where it came from – now I do,” said another.
Bluey follows the story of a Blue Heeler puppy and her sister Bingo who go on adventures that often unfold in ‘hilarious’ ways.
The Blue Heeler family lives in the suburbs and each cartoon is only seven minutes long.