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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:31 PM

Gaetz Mocked After Saying U.S. Fought Wars so Kids Don't Get British Accents

Representative Matt Gaetz has faced mockery on social media following a tweet about American children picking up British accents because of how much they've watched British TV show Peppa Pig.

Gaetz, a Republican who represents Florida's 1st congressional district, was responding to an article by The Wall Street Journal's Meghan Boborowsky about the popular show's effects on U.S. children's speech.

Boborowsky tweeted: "American kids watched so much Peppa Pig during the pandemic that they developed British accents and started regularly using British words like 'holiday' instead of 'vacation,' confusing their parents."

Retweeting the journalist, Gaetz wrote: "We fought wars so this wouldn't happen."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/matt-gaetz-mocked-after-saying-us-fought-wars-so-kids-dont-get-british-accents/ar-AAMmFl7

Truth is Gaetz is an easy target.

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Reply Gaetz Mocked After Saying U.S. Fought Wars so Kids Don't Get British Accents (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 20 OP
Ocelot II Jul 20 #1
aeromanKC Jul 20 #2
Aristus Jul 20 #3
Solly Mack Jul 20 #4
SWBTATTReg Jul 20 #5
50 Shades Of Blue Jul 20 #6
dawg Jul 20 #7
tritsofme Jul 20 #8
DavidDvorkin Jul 20 #13
Hela Jul 20 #9
Treefrog Jul 20 #10
BlueStater Jul 20 #11
crickets Jul 20 #15
iemanja Jul 20 #12
IcyPeas Jul 20 #14
Iggo Jul 20 #18
Iggo Jul 20 #16
Sympthsical Jul 20 #17
Name removed Jul 20 #19
Ohio Joe Jul 20 #20

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:33 PM

1. If his Dear Leader had won another term,

he'd be speaking Russian.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:33 PM

2. Nein

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:37 PM

3. As we say where I'm from:

"Gawd-DAMN, he's a stoopid sumbitch!..."

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:37 PM

4. MTG probably told him that.

LMAO

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:38 PM

5. It's time to retire this 5 year old from Congress, for just being plain too stupid for the job at...

hand.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:38 PM

6. When I was a kid, I perfected my fake English accent by being taken to

Hayley Mills and Deborah Kerr movies, watching The Adventures of Robin Hood (Richard Greene TV series), and listening to my parents' Camelot and My Fair Lady (Julie Andrews) soundtracks. This was in the early 60's...

Somehow I never confused my parents.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:39 PM

7. What a wanker.

n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:41 PM

8. I've always found it interesting that what we think of as the British accent became prevalent

well after the Revolution. Modern Americans probably sound more like 18th century English speakers on both sides of the pond compared to modern day Brits.

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Response to tritsofme (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 02:56 PM

13. Indeed.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:45 PM

9. Wanker indeed. Also see "bell-end." n/t

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Response to Hela (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:58 PM

10. Pillock works too.

And muppet.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 01:01 PM

11. Why is this pedophile still in Congress? n/t

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 06:08 PM

15. 👆 This. nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 01:22 PM

12. Now he's worried about kids?

And that they might get a British accent? Yet somehow the fact he molests kids is okay by him.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 03:14 PM

14. Peppa Pig:

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 06:24 PM

18. When we pull into the gas station, my kid says, "Petrol!"

Thanks, Pepa Pig.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 06:18 PM

16. He's not smart. (n/t)

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 06:23 PM

17. Ironically, the American accent is closer to 1700s English than the modern English accent

Super interesting article about it:

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20180207-how-americans-preserved-british-english

So the hoity-toity posh accent of Hollywood Shakespeare dramas is . . . not even close, lol.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 06:35 PM

20. ahhh yes, as memorialized by "The River of Blood" monument

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