Thursday, May 5, 2011

Oregon Women Awakens From Surgery With British Accent

Karen Butler, from Madras, OR, was put under for oral surgery a year and half ago, when she woke up, her face swollen and sore, but something else was very different, she had a British accent. Although the pain and swelling went away eventually, the unexplained accent did not. So what happened? It's a phenomena known as foreign accent syndrome, a rare disorder of which only 60 documented cases have been identified worldwide between 1949 and 2009. It is often associated with stroke, multiple sclerosis, migraines and head trauma.

28 comments:

  1. I wish I would randomly wake up with a british accent.

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  2. Never knew you could 'transplant' an accent.

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  3. Lol I don't think she did it on purpose

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  4. That's trippy. I want to wake up with a foreign accent. I hate my mexican accent. :(

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  5. Lol where do i get this accident? I'd like a posh accent

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  6. foreign accent syndrome ! very fun !

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  7. Considering that it is typically associated with brain damage, I would look into seeing what that anesthesiologist did... Crazy things happen when you screw with your brain.

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  8. Thats odd lol. Weird to think that a mistake can mess up how you pronounce stuff and speak. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Haha. Awesome.
    I love british accent.

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  10. This proves that the brain store everything that someone hear, even if they aren't paying attention.

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  11. Crazy stuff, hope they get more research for it!

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  12. Hmm... that's weird. Would be pretty cool though.

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  13. what! this is insane! ive never haerd of this thats honestly crazy wowww

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  14. Really strange... But I don't think having a british akcent isn't such a big problem isn
    t it?

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  15. weird but also pretty awesome

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  16. I hear about this syndrome long time ago, thanks for info :)

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  17. I want a british accent, I'd get +1000 cool points

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  18. Sucks to have a British accent aswell!

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  19. Do we all remember wobble girl? She claimed to have a foreign accent in the follow up story, but she was an obvious fraud to begin with I guess.

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  20. that's so strange, can't help but feel she's faking it, but why..?

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  21. Wow, I've heard about this happening to a woman in England as well its so rare but weird how it just happens

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