Brit mum left horrified as singing toy puppy starts swearing

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

LONDON - A woman in Britain, who bought a singing toy puppy for her baby daughter, revealed that she was left horrified when it started swearing.

Leigh McPherson, 20, of Banbury, Oxon, said the cuddly My Pal Violet toy started swearing when she pressed its paw to trigger its first song.

“If you’re happy and you know it f*** with me, if you’re happy and you know it f**k with me, if you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show it f*** with me!” it sang.

“I couldn’t believe it. I played it back three or four times. There is no mistaking what Violet is saying,” the Sun quoted McPherson as saying.

The single mum, who hoped the 22 pounds toy from Asda would help four-month-old Mia talk, has now contacted the makers.

“The toy is American so the voice has a US accent. They say its actually saying ‘bark’. But to anyone in the UK it sounds like the F word. They are sending me another model they say definitely doesn’t swear,” she said.

LeapFrog Toys has apologised, with a spokeswoman saying to avoid future voice misinterpretations a new recording is now on the shelves. (ANI)

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