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# Foreign Accent Syndrome

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# Foreign Accent Syndrome
US cancer patient developed 'uncontrollable' Irish accent despite having never visited Ireland
The researchers said his symptoms were consistent with foreign accent syndrome (FAS).
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Blow to the head leaves Australian woman with French accent
“It makes me so angry because I am Australian. I am not French [though] I do not have anything against the French people”
US woman goes to the dentist for surgery, wakes up with an Irish accent
Karen Butler’s Irish accent is also interpreted as English, Scottish, Australian and Transylvanian. She claims to suffer from a rare disorder called Foreign Accent Syndrome.