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Have You Seen This? Cornish grandpa goes viral because no one can understand him

By Martha Ostergar, Contributor | Posted - Aug. 9, 2020 at 2:26 p.m.

CORNWALL — For as long as there have been people, there has been generational discord.

From "parents, they just don’t understand" to "kids with that dang rock’n’roll music doing the twist," there is often miscommunication and misunderstanding happening.

One grandpa is going viral because he’s misunderstood, and it’s definitely a generational thing. But it’s not quite what you’d expect. He’s going viral because literally no one can understand the words that are coming out of his mouth.

His granddaughter posted a video on TikTok, that shows her "gandfer" talking about a light on his tractor. And the only reason we know that is because he walks over and touches a light on his tractor.


Granfer was telling me how his light wasn’t working so I could fix it for him before work ❤️ ##agriculture##generations##taketime

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He’s certainly talking the whole time, and it’s 100 percent in English, but his Cornish accent from Cornwall, England, is so thick that only those in the know can understand it.

It’s important to note that "grandfer" isn’t going viral because people are laughing at him, he’s going viral because people are finding him endearing and adorable. The comments on TikTok are positive, with other English people saying he reminds them of their Cornish grandpas.

Cornwall is located on the extreme southwest tip of England, and the people there are well known for their thick dialect. You can see more of "grandfer" on his granddaughter’s TikTok account.


Reply to @sabrinajaybaby Granfer has a heat of gold ❤️

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Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about.

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