Wednesday, March 21, 2012


We've all been wondering, and worrying a bit, about Raf's emerging accent. Will having English parents be pivotal to him developing the Queen's English, especially since we supplement by piping in the BBC, Peppa Pig, Kipper, Shaun the Sheep (granted, there's not much talking), and old episodes of Thomas the Tank Engine narrated by Ringo Starr. On the other hand Raf's friends are American so we have no idea what to expect, really, except that much to our surprise, Raf often sounds Italian. His favourite Italian phrase is:

"Whatz zis, whatz dat?" in a thick Italian accent.


  1. That is so cute! They do say kids pick up their accents from peers, so. . . . get ready. :-)

  2. Well I was brought up with broad Scottish parents and my friends are Devonshire dumplings
    I'm not sure I have any accent, but I do slip into both when I'm tired! Xx
    Nicki xxx

  3. lol zoey - with an american mum, a half american dad living in the UK with me looking after her a lot - often sounded like she had a deep west country accent. now she's back in the US she sounds totally different - very american