The family of a 76-year-old farmer have turned him into a worldwide hit on Tiktok because no-one understands what he’s saying.
The grandaughter of farmer Tom Warne has been sharing clips of him talking with her followers.
She describes him as ‘Cornwall born and bred’ and thousands of users are obsessed with his thick Westcountry accent.
“He could teach any Devonshire lad or lass the proper way to put jam and cream on a scone!” says 18-year-old Maria.
“He’s 77 next year, and hasn’t taken a day off since I can remember. He must be Cornish as he doesn’t understand the word of retirement.”
If Tom ever does have a very rare day off he likes to go on coastal trips with his wife of 53 years, Sandra.
“He has inspired my younger sister Alison and me to be the people we are today,” continues Maria.
“He’s helped me through my toughest times with his Cornish words of wisdom.”
And after a lot of debate as to whether Tom was from Devon or Cornwall, CornwallLive can definitely confirm Tom is from the fairer county.
The question was quickly cleared up by Maria after she posted a video of her ‘Granfer’ responding to a comment calling his accent ‘the most Devon experience ever’.
“What the hell be on about buy, I tisn’t from Devonshire, I come from down ‘ere in Cornwall”, replied Granfer Tom.
One of his most viral accent videos of him explaining what a Hereford cow is has had over 4.5 million views.
People have been leaving comments on the videos such as: ‘I couldn’t understand a word and I love it’, ‘He sounds like Hagrid from Harry Potter’ and ‘Could someone translate this from farmer to English please?’.
Before the viral video Tom was know as Granfer to his four grandchildren, but now he’s know as Granfer to the rest of the world with fans from as far afield as Chicago and Texas.
“He’s a true Cornish gem,” adds grandaughter Maria.
“Ever since we were young we have had to translate to every house guest!
“Him and my Gran are our family’s biggest inspiration and we treasure every moment.”
Maria who is also a farmer posts her own farming content regularly to TikTok but Granfer Tom seems to be the one that has really captured hearts around the globe.
On discovering he had become an online star Maria explained: “When he found out his exact words were ‘bloody hell’. He was speechless.
“I was also speechless. I included him in the video as he’s such a big part of my life.
“We see each other everyday and have a very strong relationship.”
Maria and Tom are so close that she has been able to provide translations to all her followers who aren’t Cornish and can’t understand Tom.
You can see one of Tom’s most Cornish videos below, any grockles or emmets won’t stand a chance trying to decipher it.
Here is a handy translation of the video above which shows Tom commentating on the cows coming through the farm for feeding:
“Feeding time at the zoo, now you yes, coming now. Them not chimps, them bleeding bullocks, great hellers. There’s one now come, he’s the last one, he don’t want no supper. One there now buggering around with the gate!”
Tom has since been inundated with requests for him to say other things in his Cornish accent so it is likely the world will continue to see him on TikTok for a long time coming.
You can see more of Maria and Tom on her TikTok account here.