Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Foreign Accent Syndrome

People waking up from a stroke sometimes find themselves acquiring foreign accents, its called the Foreign Accent Syndrome. The syndrome was first identified during World War II, when a Norwegian woman suffered shrapnel damage to her brain. She developed a strong German accent, which led to her being ostracised by her community. Since then we have people who never speak french acquiring french accent, canadian accent, spanish accent and whatever accent you want. Bizzare but true! From what BBC says, victimes generally hates their new accent: that I don't know why because foreign accent is actually quite cute and funny...its boring hearing people who have the same accent with you speak.


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