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DS has developed a Midlands accent - what's going on?

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IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 07-Aug-09 21:53:22

My ds1 (3.9) seems to have developed a Midlands accent!

He's only ever lived in Wales - what's going on?!

Ponders Fri 07-Aug-09 22:01:25

Is Crossroads still on TV?

smellyeli Fri 07-Aug-09 22:01:59

My DS has a Black-Country-with-a-hint-of-Geordie accent (we've just moved to Shropshire) mainly because he is obsessed with an older boy down the road who comes from Sunderland. It's hilarious! Does he go to nursery and have a favourite friend or staff member with a Midlands accent? They pick these things up very quickly!

hazeyjane Fri 07-Aug-09 22:04:36

Dd1 started to get a really Eastend accent a few months ago, particularly when she sang a song at one of the playgroups we go to. She used to sound like she was at a Cock-erney knees up.

<we live in Wiltshire>

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 07-Aug-09 22:04:50

Not as far as I know smellyeli

He does go to nursery, but at a school so it's closed atm and it's a welsh school so all locals afaik.

The other lo's at his cm'ers are all local born and bred too - I've no idea where he's got it from!!

Washersaurus Fri 07-Aug-09 22:12:16

Maybe it is a virus, as DS1 has taken on a B'ham accent over the past week or so...very strange indeed hmm

SixtyFootDoll Fri 07-Aug-09 22:12:56

Is there a TV programm he likes where someon has that accent?

pollywobbledoodle Fri 07-Aug-09 22:13:43

the 2 lads that were on popstars, that present kids tv (mark and someone) have strong midlands accents

MollieO Fri 07-Aug-09 22:16:43

Are they the ones on the superhero prog on CBBC? They have strong Brum accents.

Feel old though as I had no idea they were popstars!

MollieO Fri 07-Aug-09 22:17:55

It was on BBC2 this week at 8am as I had daily battles to get ds out of the house because he wanted to watch it.

Washersaurus Fri 07-Aug-09 22:22:39

Admittedly we are nearer B'ham here in Worcestershire, than you are in Wales...but I can't think of anyone with a strong B'ham accent, similar to the one he has developed recently.

pollywobbledoodle Fri 07-Aug-09 22:24:20

thats them mollie0 ...they never really became popstars apart from a dodgy xmassy thing, so your credibility is restored!

llareggub Fri 07-Aug-09 22:25:54

Blimey. I live in the Midlands and even I don't know what the accent sounds like!

SixtyFootDoll Fri 07-Aug-09 22:31:38

YAm alright?
How yam we?
Isnt that what they say??!!!
I lived in Telford for a while that was a strong accent!

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 07-Aug-09 22:33:51

He's more Brummy! We've got friends who have strong Birmingham accents but I can't remember the last time we saw them!

He only ever watches CBeebies and I can't think of any presenters on there with a similar sounding accent.

Maybe he'll be back to my little Welshie tomorrow!

llareggub Fri 07-Aug-09 22:34:21

There are no yam yams around here. I think I live in the part of the Midlands that is populated entirely by people from other areas.

SixtyFootDoll Fri 07-Aug-09 22:35:09

Does hw watch adrian Chiles on the one show?

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 07-Aug-09 22:57:09

Nope - he's on bed by then!

Jbck Fri 07-Aug-09 22:59:38

DD1 talked with a very strong Bostonian accent when she started speaking clearly. I have no idea how it came about. All the family are Scottish and mostly, except for DH when not in telephone voice mode, fairly well spoken.

It was the strangest thing, she was never in the company of children much till nursery at 3.25 and it was well developed by then. She grew out of it fairly soon after starting nursery. I suspect someone in the family was teaching her in secret for a laugh grin

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sun 09-Aug-09 21:47:29

It's still there - getting stronger if anything!

Our friends are asking why he's started talking in a different accent now!!!

chuckeyegg Mon 10-Aug-09 11:19:16

Has he been watching Big and Small? I love that programe.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 10-Aug-09 21:18:51

Not that I know of!

His childminder will have a giggle at him when he next goes on Wednesday - bet she expects him to be back to his Welsh lilt by now!

islandofsodor Mon 10-Aug-09 21:34:01

Dd developed a very posh southern accent last year. It was down to her teacher at school. She did when she was younger have a tendancy to imitate accents on the TV.

Harri1 Wed 12-Aug-09 13:42:24

my dd has a new york accen for
happy birthday very funny
never been there and she has welsh and irish parents and we live in london don't know where it comes from

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