Shocked mum muzzles foul-mouthed toy mutt
'If you're happy and you know it, f*ck with me'
An Oxfordshire mum who bought her nipper a singing puppy toy was obliged to contact the tabloids when the fluffy mutt let rip with a torrent of "f*cks".
Leigh McPherson, of Banbury, coughed up 22 quid at Asda for the My Pal Violet, expecting it to provide innocent entertainment for four-month old baby Mia.
However, one of the musical ditties on offer appears to invite wide-eyed kiddies who are "happy and you know it" to "f*ck with me".
A stunned McPherson told the Sun: "I couldn't believe it. I played it back three or four times. There is no mistaking what Violet is saying."
The manufacturer LeapFrog Toys defended that the dog sings with a Yank accent, and is actually saying "bark". Judge for yourselves here, in a YouTube vid uploaded by another filth-spattered kid's auntie:
Whatever the truth, the company has promised to send McPherson a non-swearing replacement. A spokeswoman assured: "To avoid future voice misinterpretations, a new recording is now on the shelves." ®
They could always re-package it as Terry The Tourettes Terrier.
Fame hungry moneygrabber!!!
That does not even remotely sound like "F*CK". I would suggest that the "shocked parent" in question was more hoping to get a nice little payout or sell her story to the sleazier tabloids (yes I know that they tend to all be sleazy).
I wonder if Max Clifford is involved at all?
Is she barking deaf?
It is clearly singing "bark". I mean, what the bark is she on about??? I reckon she just wanted to get into the barking papers.
Also. It is singing in a British English accent (with a bit of southern twang, if anything).
To these old ears...
that sounded remarkably like 'bark', the third time I could definitely hear the 'b' enunciated. Still, it does get Ms McPherson into the 'super soaraway Sun' eh?
If you're happy and you know it..
...CLAP YOUR HANDS, surely?
What is this messing with our traditional kids songs, eh? If there is something for the tabloids to get excited about, it is that they have "dumbed down" this famous song, not doubt in the name of some sort of Political Correctness. Presumably "clap your hands" is offensive to people with one arm, who are still able to Bark, or somesuch nonsense.
BTW, was I the only person who asked at primary school, "please miss, I'm not happy, what should I do instead of clapping?", and was told, "just clap anyway"? Yes, only me? Oh well.