My son has developed something I never expectedâ€”
â€”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.
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.