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Woman Awakens From Surgery Speaking in Foreign Accent
LA Times ^
| May 5, 2011
| Marissa Cevallos
Posted on 05/21/2011 1:18:49 PM PDT by Windflier
As medical oddities go, this incident stands out: A lifelong resident of Oregon went to the dentist for surgery and awakened from sedation speaking in a British, or somewhat-British, accent.
The 56-year-old woman appeared Thursday on NBCs "Today," answering questions in what this MSNBC story describes as an odd mixture of Irish, Scottish and northern British, with perhaps a dash of Australian and South African for good measure.
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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
posted on 05/21/2011 1:18:54 PM PDT
posted on 05/21/2011 1:22:38 PM PDT
(If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
I had a cousin who went to the proctologist and he came back speaking with a French accent.
posted on 05/21/2011 1:23:34 PM PDT
(~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
When they said foreign accent I thought mexican or french. Maybe it’s just a generic New England accent she has now...
posted on 05/21/2011 1:23:59 PM PDT
by Christian Engineer Mass
(25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
posted on 05/21/2011 1:27:57 PM PDT
(NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
To: Christian Engineer Mass
When they said foreign accent I thought mexican or french. Maybe its just a generic New England accent she has now...
The article says that she's a "lifelong resident of Oregon". Even if she now has a New England accent, that's still an unexplained mystery.
posted on 05/21/2011 1:29:02 PM PDT
(To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
I know of two people who have had foreign accent syndrome. One had a stroke (he completely recovered from the problem), the other has MS (seems to come and go.) But from dental surgery?
posted on 05/21/2011 2:02:08 PM PDT
But from dental surgery?
Removal of that troublesome tooth that was keeping her from speaking the proper Queen's English.
posted on 05/21/2011 3:42:42 PM PDT
by Oztrich Boy
(Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
“But from dental surgery?”
Yep. So it seems as they swear it’s the TOOTH, the whole TOOTH, and nothing but the TOOTH. :O)
posted on 05/21/2011 4:22:16 PM PDT
(We still don't know anything about Obama, and won't.)
I know a woman that suffered a head injury in a car accident. Sometimes she speaks with a strange mix of a New Yorker and British accent. Sometimes not.
posted on 05/21/2011 7:43:18 PM PDT
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