In thinking this is barking and a bit funny

(63 Posts)
sweetkitty Wed 24-Apr-13 11:59:32

So my brothers has an 18 month old DS, he has now decided that he will only watch The Singing Kettle DVDs as he doesn't want him growing up with an English or Anerican accent grin as he's heard the little girl next door playing and she has an Anerican accent from watching Disney Junior.

In case you don't know The Singing Kettle are Scottish children's shows and you can buy DVDs of them, my brother is very antiEnglish so hates the idea of his DS having an English accent.

I told him that all children put on a voice when they are playing and it's usually kind of American don't know why and he that he will have the accent of where he was born regardless what cartoons he watches.

As an aside I often wonder what accent American children ur on whilst playing?

AngelinaJoliesBeard Wed 24-Apr-13 12:05:09

I think your brother has issues!

Is everyone that comes into contact with his DS having to change their accents?
What's he going to do when his DS gets bored of the DVDs?
Has he thought about the influences other sources of media will have?

Yanbu, he's barking!

kneedeepindaisies Wed 24-Apr-13 12:09:23

Ha! That is barking.

DS2 used to play in Welsh accent from Fireman Sam.

Give your brother some Balamory DVDs too grin

OnTheNingNangNong Wed 24-Apr-13 12:09:58

YANBU. Totally barking!

It's not funny at all. It's twats like your brother with his anti English views that give decent folk in Scotland a bad name. To make matters worse this is what he'll be passing on to his DS. I hope you've got more sense.

EggsMichelle Wed 24-Apr-13 12:11:07

If he talked lots to his son and not plonk him in front of the TV he would emulate your brothers accent.

NumericalMum Wed 24-Apr-13 12:12:18

Barking indeed! My DC has a lovely sarf Landon accent thanks to three years of nursery. Thankfully her school seems to be beating it out of her along with my constant nagging of "that word has a t in it!".

ThedementedPenguin Wed 24-Apr-13 12:13:28

My friends little girl talks with an American accent. It's very cute. It is in no way caused by tv.

I noticed that her dad talks with a slight American accent so she probably picked it up from him, plus the fact everyone encourages her to do it.

boxershorts Wed 24-Apr-13 12:13:42

yes its a hoot

Yanbu. He is mental. The singing kettle hasn't been good since the mid 90's when i was wee they replaced one of them and i've never liked them since. Also just to say when a friend and i talk about our babies/toddlers/bumps and what they are 'thinking' we always end up talking in an indian accent for noooo reason at all. It just happens. Tell your db it's not just wee ones who do it wink

CaffeDoppio Wed 24-Apr-13 12:18:19

He's very anti-English? What? All of us? Every single one? He sounds like a complete knob end to me. Poor DS. As if it matters a long low flying crap what accent a child has.

CalamityKate Wed 24-Apr-13 12:18:36

He's mental.

I had a broad northern accent until I went to school due to spending all my time with my Notts born and bred DM.

There is still a reel to reel recording of me, aged about 3, reciting "Hoompty Doompty sat on't waaall".

Then I started school and picked up the Essex accent sad

fedupofnamechanging Wed 24-Apr-13 12:22:01

His kid will rebel one day and bring home a lovely English girl and they will raise his grandchildren in some lovely English town with a strong accent grin

Barking but not funny, just a bit twatish really.

Karma grin

sweetkitty Wed 24-Apr-13 12:31:49

Yes he is an idiot, so anti anything English it is frightening his DSs middle name is Wallace after William.

3 months old with a Scotland top on

I am certainly not like him lived in England for 8 years. I love the idea of his DS growing up and marrying an English girl and having English grandchildren grin

My 4 DCs all watch a bit of cbeebies and Disney Junior, play with fake American accents but talk in a broad Scottish accent. And your right the Singing Kettle is rubbish grin

TelevisionDiva Wed 24-Apr-13 12:35:10

What is it about the blinking Scots? I'm English but live in Scotland. My flatmate had plans to bring his toddler grandson to the flat for a month or so to give the mother a break, but I wasn't to speak to the child as he didn't want him picking up my English accent!

Don't worry, I get the last laugh, as the child and mother live in Sarf Larndon, so unless the kid is not allowed out in all probability it is picking up an English accent as we speak! Ha! And although the mother wanted to come back north of the border to give birth she couldn't due to practicalities, so my flatmate has an 'English' grandchild now too!

ParadiseChick Wed 24-Apr-13 12:35:56

He should expand the poor laddie's horizons. Gary, Tank Commander or Rab C or Chewing the Fat or Still Game.

I talk properly. However, we live in the North. DS(4) mainly talks northern, with the odd Scouse phrase (from previous keyworker). He flits between "bath" and "barth" depending on who is supervising it.

In short, they talk like their peers, not the telly.

mmmerangue Wed 24-Apr-13 12:38:44

It is barking and funny, but,

I LOVE THE SINGING KETTLE!

Your DB should absolutely ensure that his children grow up watching it. Youtube is crap where did he get the DVDs so I can get my son some grin. It was one of the few shows I watched as a kid cause we didn't have proper TV, but saw them live and got videos from the show.

Today or Manyana, I'll be saying canna, can a have a banana... (only works in Scottish accent really)

Balamory is probably safe too! grin

YoniRaver Wed 24-Apr-13 12:39:57

I have yet to met a person bought up in Scotland (and therefore have a Scottish accent) that is influenced by an English accent.

I live in a Military town so lots of different accents. My neighbour has not lived in Scotland for 30 odd years, same a several other friends. You can tell they are Scottish

He is barking mad

sweetkitty Wed 24-Apr-13 12:43:42

When I first moved to England a lot of English people asked me why the Scots hate the English so much, I don't know really.

Apparently according to my brother all English people are arrogant, every single last one as he's obviously met everyone of you.

DD1 is technically English having been born in London I wonder if he dislikes her hmm

It is very sad but there's a lot of real racism up here experienced by English people and I think it's propelling the independence thing as well, seriously if I were English I would tell Scotland to piss off and govern themselves and see how they get on

HumphreyCobbler Wed 24-Apr-13 12:47:46

I have a friend from Glasgow who lives in England. She was told by her son's nursery worker in all seriousness that his slight language delay could be caused by the difficulty he had in understanding his mother's accent shock grin

She found the stupidity of it too funny to be offended. She did ask how all the children in Scotland managed then?

mmmerangue Wed 24-Apr-13 12:50:05

Yoni - I grew up my entire life in Scotland, but with English parents.

I have a secret English voice that sometimes comes out - when I was a teen more frequently, but also once while at Uni seriously freaking out my flatmates, once seriously freaking out my DS. It's quite funny since i lived in England for all of 3 months when born (and 3 years at Uni...) must have had my parent's accent till I went to school, and it jsut crops up every now and then...

ChunkyChicken Wed 24-Apr-13 12:52:56

I'm from darhn sarf & went to university in Manchester, where one of my best mates was a Scouser. I ended up speaking in a strange accent, so much so, that when I returned home, someone at my place of work asked me where I was from blush

So YANBU, life will help develop your DN's accent & perhaps your DB should cast aside the overt racism & worry more about teaching his DS good values...

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