April 20 12

My son has developed something I never expected—

—a full-fledged Canadian accent.

So, for example, let’s say that I was saying the following, which, of course, it completely hypothetical because I am not sporty and I don’t really like ice cream: I played hockey in my socks with Josh and then went to Kopp’s.

The Os would all sound very AHHHH, like when you sigh or when you are all AHHH, I see Ali, you are so smart.

I played haaaahkey in my saaaahks with jaaaaahsh and then went to Kaaaaahp’s.

That’s not, like, the technical pronunciation or anything, and it’s probably not entirely an accurate portrayal of how I actually pronounce these Os, but it’s just the easiest way for me to explain it without doing some sort of crazypants video for you and since I am lying in bed with no pants, unwashed hair, and smudgy mascara, a video is not in the cards.

My son, up until about 2 months ago, pronounced it the same way I did.

But now.


It sounds more like

I played hAWkey in my sAWks with JAWsh and then went to KAWpp’s.

It’s like I don’t even know who my little Canadian is anymore.

The next thing I know he will be saying PASS-ta and SORE-y.

And making videos with Robin Sparkles.

Or something.


  1. Love it. I have a celebrity crush on Cobie Smulders AKA Robin Scherbatsky (Sparkles). I actually love Canadian accents and I’m pretty sure after I came back from Robin Sacks Silverman’s brother Russell’s wedding – I think I said Eh for months.

    Comment by Corey Feldman on April 20, 2012
  2. He would rock the video with Robin Sparkles 🙂

    Comment by Jana A (@jana0926) on April 20, 2012
  3. Next thing you know he’ll be doing beer commercials 🙂 I think it is adorable though.

    Comment by Kathy on April 20, 2012
  4. Robin Sprinkles!!!
    Canadian accents are adorable, but we’re still going to need video evidence.

    Comment by Gamanda on April 20, 2012
  5. Josh, you really need to stop it. Talk like a real person again.

    Comment by Kristabella on April 20, 2012
  6. how else do you pronounce pasta?

    Comment by suze on April 21, 2012
  7. My top notch accent understanding skills hear your accent sounding like a Boston accent. Is this at all true? haha.
    I am trying to say SORE-y another way and I can’t come up with anything… but I’m totally Canadian, so that must be why! 😉
    Maybe he just wants to go to the mall today…

    Comment by ItsAmy on April 22, 2012
  8. We win!! We got ANOTHER one!! Just look out for Isabella…

    Comment by Dana on April 27, 2012
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