Monday, June 18, 2007

Listen, Can You Hear It?

Walking the kids up to school today I overhear the little girl in front of me say "Mummy, do you hear Jordan, she doesn't sound like an American anymore." And it is true. My daughter rarely sounds like an American. The mom asked me if it bothered me at all and I told her it only does every now and then. We went through the entire Easter holiday reinforcing that YES there is an R at the end of that word.

Jordan, "When is the Easta bunny coming?"
Mom, "When is WHO coming?"
Jordan, "The EASTER bunny."

She has also taken to adding R's places they don't belong. I will never understand this accent. Ends with A add an r. Ends with R-take it off. We were in the car the other day and Jared was reading. Having a bit of trouble with a word until he realized it was cinema. Jordan loudly pipes up, "No Jared, it's CINEMER!"

7 comments:

Elle said...

LOL time to get out of there before your kids sound like the Harry Potter bunch LOL!

MamaLee said...

OMG! funny.

I pick up accents like flies on poop.

Moving Mama said...

Since we started living in the south, I'm starting to pick up an accent - and considering I'm originally from NY, this is a problem :)

Christine said...

That's cute, the EASTA bunny!
The kids Nana is from Mass. and she has that Eastern accent to with dropping the 'R', "Park the Ca", when my kids were about 2, I could hear this accent, and think I know where you picked that up from!LOL! It is something how they pick up accents.

Hope you had a good weekend.

MarmiteToasty said...

:) ya should send the little darlins down to me down sarf...... :) I will teach them how to drop the 'h' at the beginning of words and the 't' in the middle of words ;)........ Id make them right proper ampsher ogs in no time......

xxx

Mom not Mum said...

So you're saying I shouldn't be bovvered? lmao

ciara said...

uh oh, if u send em sarf to mel, you won't be able to understand a bleedin word they say after she gets thru w em lol