An American mother complains her toddler daughter has developed an Australian accent and uses ‘foreign’ words after becoming obsessed with Bluey.
The mother, who uses Hooks on TikTok, explained her daughter is now calling the trash can after watching a popular show.
“We’re definitely the Blueys,” he wrote alongside the video.
An American mother complains her baby daughter has developed an Australian accent and uses ‘foreign’ words after becoming obsessed with Bluey
Kait said her toddler now wants to help with household chores like the puppies on the show.
‘Every Wednesday I have to wake the tiny human up early so he can help take out the trash with me,’ says Kait.
He even had to explain to the youngster why he couldn’t take out the trash ‘the night before’ like his favorite character did.
‘Black bears will go into the trash this time of year,’ he explained.
And while the busy mom ‘complains’ about her accent, she also reveals that she ‘lives for it’ and finds him super cute.
“But I feel like my life has been spent re-enacting all the episodes of Bluey,” he said.
And he’s not alone.
“My daughter said that ‘Dad is playing golf with his friends’,” one woman laughs.
‘My daughter never calls our car trunk, trunk. It’s ‘boot’, we live in Oregon,” added another.
The mom says her life revolves around cartoons – and she finds her toddler’s quirky expressions adorable
‘My 4 year old called me ‘naughty mom’ the other day,” said another.
Australians say they are delighted that television shows that accurately depict the country’s culture have become so popular.
‘If there was ever a way to introduce your child to real Australian culture… it’s Bluey,’ says one woman.
This isn’t the first time comments about the cartoon have gone viral, with a US mother wondering why her son sounds different before clicking him has an Australian twang.
Candice, a mother from South Louisiana, said her son sounded very Australian when he said ‘no’ and ‘no way’ and he didn’t understand why.
Then he turned on the television, played his son’s favorite program and said ‘finally clicks’.
A mom has revealed how Bluey has affected her toddler’s accent
The popular television show follows an Australian Blue Heeler family living in the suburbs
“When you watch too much Bluey, you get an Australian accent,” she laughs at her son’s caption saying ‘no’ on demand.
The video of the young man and his newly developed accent went viral on TikTok with over 220,000 views in 48 hours.
And people couldn’t believe their ears.
‘You’re saying it’s not an Australian child?’ one person asked.
‘Far from that, we’re from South Louisiana and this isn’t our accent,’ he replied.
And it even fooled Australians.
‘I tried to hear him say it differently… then realized it sounded normal because I’m Australian,’ one woman said.
But Candice isn’t the only mother with children to develop an Australian accent and vocabulary after getting involved in the show.
“My daughter used the word dunny for the toilet the other day and called her sister naughty,” one mother laughed.
This leaves some Australians unaware that ‘naughty’ is not a word used in the US.
“I’ve never heard the term naughty before watching 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 a mate too often and impudent,” said another.
Another mother said her son started calling ‘gas station’, ‘gas station’.
Even the way international viewers change their phrases has changed, according to one mother.
‘My daughter said ‘this is going to take a long time’ and I honestly love it,” he said before clarifying the American version was ‘this will go on forever’.
“My daughter always says this – and I never knew where it came from – now I know,” said another.
Bluey follows the story of puppy Blue Heeler and his sister Bingo who go on adventures that often unfold in ‘funny’ ways.
The Blue Heelers live in the suburbs and each cartoon is only seven minutes long.