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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:20 AM

An American says she suddenly woke up with a British accent -- here's what really happened (BI)

It's less implausible than it sounds.
ERIN BRODWIN, BUSINESS INSIDER
14 FEB 2018

Arizona native Michelle Myers woke up two years ago sounding like she’d just come back from a very long vacation.

The 45-year old has never been to London, but after falling asleep with a headache, she awoke with what sounded like a British accent, according to ABC news affiliate KNXV.

What Myers experienced may be a case of a rare illness called Foreign Accent Syndrome, or FAS. It’s less implausible than it sounds – the disorder typically materialises after a neurological trauma, such as a brain injury.

According to the University of Texas at Dallas, FAS has been documented in hundreds of cases globally, including accent changes from Japanese to Korean, British English to French, American English to British, and Spanish to Hungarian.
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Myers told KNXV that this wasn’t the first time she’d awoken with a different accent; throughout her life, she’s temporarily spoken with Australian and Irish lilts for as long as two weeks. In this current episode, however, the British accent has persisted for about two years, she said.
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more: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/american-woman-british-foreign-accent-syndrome-2018-2?r=US&IR=T

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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:19 AM

1. Not so rare. . .

This is exactly what happens to Meryl Streep.

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