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The man with no memory: Navy vet wakes up, speaks only Swedish
cnn ^ | 10:24 AM EDT, Tue July 16, 2013 | Elizabeth Cohen

Posted on 07/16/2013 2:16:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin

He didn't recall serving in the U.S. Navy. Or of being born in Florida.

When doctors told him he had five tennis rackets in his hotel room, he couldn't say why.

When they showed him photos of himself with others, he didn't recognize them, or himself.

And he didn't speak a word of English.

The man said his name was Johan Ek.

And he said it in Swedish.

That was back in February.

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TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: amnesia; boatwright; ek; johanek; michaelboatwright

1 posted on 07/16/2013 2:16:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

How do you say “ I have ex-wives to pay off and children that need support” in Swedish?


2 posted on 07/16/2013 2:22:08 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: BenLurkin

Bjørn Borg???


3 posted on 07/16/2013 2:22:18 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Say no to Homobama))
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To: BenLurkin

Weird.


4 posted on 07/16/2013 2:25:20 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: BenLurkin
Do they mean it sounded vaguely Swedish? How do you translate a proper name?

The man said his name was Johan Ek. And he said it in Swedish.

5 posted on 07/16/2013 2:29:15 PM PDT by DManA
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To: BenLurkin

I hit my head on the cupboard door yesterday, and I have the distinct memory that I am really Angelina Jolie. What was my pin number again?


6 posted on 07/16/2013 2:31:58 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: BenLurkin

Strange story. Sounds like the guy has a very rare condition.


7 posted on 07/16/2013 2:32:27 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: BenLurkin

years ago I was under immense stress...my life was crashing down, and I thought my thoughts in my mother’s language which I spoke at home from four to ten. Mixed in was a little of my father’s heritage language which was spoken to me from birth to four along with English.

I could speak English, but I was translating it from my mother’s language. And normally I am not fluent in either of the parental heritage languages.


8 posted on 07/16/2013 2:32:49 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: BenLurkin

9 posted on 07/16/2013 2:35:45 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Cyman
How do you say “ I have ex-wives to pay off and children that need support” in Swedish?

That was my thought as well. For what it's worth, he was discovered unconscious in a motel room. But who knows?

10 posted on 07/16/2013 2:37:17 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s always the cover up. The harsh sentence is because he crated fake Facebook personas and had those fake folks post fake, congratulatory, comments about him.


11 posted on 07/16/2013 2:40:36 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: BenLurkin

You bastards! You’ve blown my cover!

I’ll kill you all!

Get your ass to Mars...Get your ass to Mars...Get your ass to Mars


12 posted on 07/16/2013 2:41:25 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; BenLurkin

Sorry. I posted that comment on the wrong thread


13 posted on 07/16/2013 2:42:13 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: All; WesternCulture

Anybody seen Western Culture around??


14 posted on 07/16/2013 2:42:58 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: hattend

See you at the party Richter!


15 posted on 07/16/2013 2:43:20 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: BenLurkin
Qualified translators could be of great assistance.


16 posted on 07/16/2013 2:47:28 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: BenLurkin

Bad switch up in the Alien’s Transporter. Must have been break time.

Somewhere there’s some poor Swede who thinks he’s in the US Navy.


17 posted on 07/16/2013 2:51:58 PM PDT by X-spurt (I'm copywriting creepy ass cracker, send royalties to BR549)
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To: BenLurkin

Caution: this is what can happen when you bring home five Swedish tennis players and case of akvavit.


18 posted on 07/16/2013 3:03:08 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: BenLurkin
Roman Maroni Deported to Sweden - Claims He's Not From There

This is fargin war!

19 posted on 07/16/2013 3:16:17 PM PDT by slumber1 (My real name is Rusty Shackleford)
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To: BenLurkin

I hope he’s alright. It’s not easy being a Swedish male these days, especially one with military experience.


20 posted on 07/16/2013 3:38:11 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: slumber1

settle down ,icehole.


21 posted on 07/16/2013 5:05:03 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: OldNewYork

Swedishness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8_7yPocGPg


22 posted on 07/16/2013 5:06:07 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: AZLiberty
Nope, couldn't be akvavit. Drank that stuff once and i couldn't remember ANYTHING, let alone how to speak a foreign language.

CC

BTW, it tasted like gasoline flavored with caraway seeds.

23 posted on 07/16/2013 7:59:02 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: TurboZamboni
Swedishness

Is that Sir David Attenborough?

24 posted on 07/16/2013 8:15:48 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: TurboZamboni

Old time classic parody of Bergman’s flicks de duva
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X2QmLWWxq4


25 posted on 07/16/2013 9:50:14 PM PDT by xp38
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To: TurboZamboni

Excellent!


26 posted on 07/17/2013 2:02:59 AM PDT by expat1000
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