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Oh NO! It's happenning [wail]. DS2 challenged me to a DOOL this morning.

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Califrau Fri 22-Aug-08 17:48:04

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RubyRioja Fri 22-Aug-08 17:49:00

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LittleMyDancingForJoy Fri 22-Aug-08 17:50:28

I'm afraid the only solution is a strict as hell British boarding school.

you know it makes sense. steel yourself now.


LilRedWG Fri 22-Aug-08 17:50:41


Califrau Fri 22-Aug-08 17:52:27

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edam Fri 22-Aug-08 17:53:48

"Right, sunshine, from now on every night is Radio 4 night. I've got iplayer and you WILL listen." grin

MmeLindt Fri 22-Aug-08 17:55:02

It is all downhill from here, he will be asking for a to-mae-to next

Romy7 Fri 22-Aug-08 17:55:20

i'm still in shock from two years in glasgae.
thank goodness we are now safely removed. although it does still crop up occasionally - it may take two or three years in boarding school to lose all traces... just so's y'all can prepare...

LittleMyDancingForJoy Fri 22-Aug-08 18:29:33

If he starts calling you Mom, it's all over wink

hanaflower Fri 22-Aug-08 18:31:03

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CaptainFabioHiltsTheCoolerCat Fri 22-Aug-08 18:33:48

Explain to him he must become bilingual, because if he speaks American to Mummy, she won't understand a thing, and she is the woman who buys the toys and cooks the food.

Watch his vowels clip straight back into place.

MarkStretch Fri 22-Aug-08 18:36:58

To be fair he sounds like he could also come from Norfolk.

Califrau Fri 22-Aug-08 18:51:22

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MmeLindt Fri 22-Aug-08 18:54:32

DD is 6yo and has an accent from the area of Germany where we are now. She says, "ne?" and "wohl" and we all look at her in confusion. Will be interesting to see how her accent develops in Switzerland.

DS has a cool Scottish accent when speaking English. He said the other day, "It all durty"

Slubberdegullion Fri 22-Aug-08 18:55:25

lol I knew this would be a thread by you.

ha haha hah sorry but I think he's probably buggered. You could try the listening to radio 4 tip, maybe with a star chart, but I suspect that is will be a downward spiral from here on in grin

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Fri 22-Aug-08 18:56:08

lol my dd1 is american when she is a princess. i think she lives in a world where all princesses have american accents. possibly Barbies' world?

MmeLindt Fri 22-Aug-08 18:58:32

Ha, SheSells
Does anyone else find that when reading certain books, you take on a strange accent? Even DH noticed the other day that I was reading Lightning McQueen in a funny American accent.

hana Fri 22-Aug-08 18:59:49

ah now you see my babies are growing up with British drawls......they sound nothing like me at all


jimjamshaslefttheyurt Fri 22-Aug-08 19:03:16

It was meer that did it for me:

"meer meer on the wall..."

SuperBunny Fri 22-Aug-08 19:03:42

Oh no! This is terrible news

I asked my DS to put something in the bin the other day.

DS: hmm Do you mean the trash, Mummy?
Me: Yes. <thinks> NOoooo, the bin. It's called a bin.

He also walked round the car t he other day, saying,

"Dis is da trunk, dis is da hood, das da muffler..."

If iPlayer worked, I'd have radio 4 on all the time. I might have to subject him to The Archers Podcasts.

SuperBunny Fri 22-Aug-08 19:05:17

Oh yes, he says Meer too. We had a whole afternoon of me saying, "M-i-rr-or, mi-rr-uh, mi-rr-ah" etc and each time he'd look at me blankly and say, "Yes, meer"


ShowOfHands Fri 22-Aug-08 19:08:14

Yes, MarkStretch is right, 'dool' could be American or Norfolk it's hardly a choice is it?

FWIW I've lived in Norfolk since turning 4 and at the grand old age of 27 (moved to Sheffield for 3 years for uni and returned to Norfolk), I do not have one trace of a Norfolk accent.

You have to clamp down now before it's too late. grin

Califrau Fri 22-Aug-08 19:14:47

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Califrau Fri 22-Aug-08 19:15:08

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SuperBunny Fri 22-Aug-08 19:18:46

But do they still say water properly?

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