David Beckham is starting to talk like an American.
The British-born footballer - who moved to Los Angeles with wife Victoria in 2007 to play for LA Galaxy - admits he is losing his London twang.
He said: ''I catch myself calling my kids ''dude'' every once in a while, so there are a few words creeping in. And using American words like elevator instead of lift.''
Since departing the UK, 37-year-old Victoria has left behind her Spice Girl roots and forged a successful career for herself as a fashion designer.
And according to David, their sons Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, nine, and six-year-old Cruz have inherited their mother's sense of style.
David, 36, told The Sun newspaper: ''They're at the age when they want to wear their own things.
''You've got the oldest, Brooklyn, and he'll wear his soccer shirts and a T-shirt.
''Romeo is the fashion one, so he'll go in and pick up skinny jeans and a vintage T-shirt and a funny hat.
''Cruz loves Justin Bieber, so anything he's got Cruz wants, like the big high-tops with skinny jeans. They all have their own style.''