Foreign accent syndrome

Find out why a woman from Devon has begun speaking with a foreign accent after suffering severe migraines.

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+61 1. hedlik commented 11 years ago

there is something Wong with her... ;)
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-8 2. Kastevil commented 11 years ago

#1 ... um.. Stroke? smh
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+17 3. Carxav commented 11 years ago

Ready for a 99 cents store
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+39 4. chronic commented 11 years ago

Imagine waking up and talking like B.A. Baracus
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-6 5. AL-AIN commented 11 years ago

mand in chine ;) ;)
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+15 6. bosha101 commented 11 years ago

poor lady :(
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+8 7. samxgx commented 11 years ago

obviously it's a musle movement disorder. strokes do that to people. you can see her moving her lips in a strange way...
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-5 8. sitaauk commented 11 years ago

well, I know it is far fetched but is it possible that Chinese suffer stroke right after getting born
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+15 9. loscohones commented 11 years ago

well it doesnt sound that bad and not very chinese either.but again the syndrome is strange.maybe dr. house can fix it :)
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+6 10. archis commented 11 years ago

I know 4 languages. English is one of the easiest to learn, but one of hardest to understand when someone is speaking. It is so ''soft'', ''foggy'', the words horribly ryme with each other. I always have to look up song lyrics to fully understand the message. I understand people speaking with accent much more better then native english speakers. Some times I feel like Turkish from Snatch :D -
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+8 11. librabooks commented 11 years ago

She is full of crap. Just listen to the actual words she says. She is using the accent, but not the actual English grammar. "...maybe they had make mistake...," "...we can make joke and find funny...".

You notice that when the comment was made that she had spent many years in China when she was young, she suddenly changed the subject to that she was born in Germany and went on about that?? No mention about China!

I think it's more likely she has "15 Minutes of Fame" Syndrome, than whatever that quack thinks she has. :S
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+5 12. klim5354 commented 11 years ago

It is the Hollywood Chinese accent. Like Star Wars Episode 1 accent for the Trade Federation.

There are Malaysia Chinese Accent, Hong Kong Accent, Shanghai Accent, Peking Accent, Australian Born Chinese Accent, Indonesian Chinese Accent, etc.

Take your pick.
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-2 13. klim5354 commented 11 years ago

It is the Hollywood Chinese accent. Like Star Wars Episode 1 accent for the Trade Federation.

There are Malaysia Chinese Accent, Hong Kong Accent, Shanghai Accent, Peking Accent, Australian Born Chinese Accent, Indonesian Chinese Accent, etc.

Take your pick.
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+10 14. modder8her commented 11 years ago

I get the accent, but why is she making grammar mistakes?
"Very random accent have come out"
"Because it part of me"
Ms. Swan says:
I telling you. I think she be a faker lady, you know?
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+7 15. burnerboy commented 11 years ago

could be worse,she could have had a pakistani accent...
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+4 16. Teqskater commented 11 years ago

@4 Shut up fool! >:)
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+3 17. Dubsteppah commented 11 years ago

hmmmmm... to get on t.v? I don't know.. but she even said things like 'they had make a mistake' and 'the speech have changed' like chinese people who havn't learned all the rules of the English language would.. seems strange to me!
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+1 18. badboy007 commented 11 years ago

A boy had this in my old school class.
He was very smart but he spoke with an American accent
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-2 19. irishgek commented 11 years ago

#11 Totally , That also does not sound one bit like any chinese person i know , not one bit , in fact a lot of them have better grammar than her .

And also I spent 9 years in The Netherlands and I have an habit of talking with a dutch/english accent if im with my dutch friend and an irish friend, I end up talking english in a slight dutch accent to the irish friend my grammar does not how ever change (it remains shit anyways)

I think shes either an attention seeker or a Social welfare scammer she just dont wana work , i know a few people who claim they have constant head ache's and back pain etc etc but there ok to go to the pub every weekend when they get there social payment and sit playing Call of duty all bloody week
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0 20. cameramaster commented 11 years ago

Migraines are NO joke....I have had them since i was a baby an i am now 58 years of age ( yep...even OLD guys come on Snotr! ). Migraines are a nurological disease...there is NO know cure for them since the condition varies so much. In my case they cannot find a "trigger",

This syndrome is known and has been reported before , mainly in people who have had a stroke, there is a theory that migraines may in fact BE a kind of "mini stroke".

Please people....before you dimiss migraines as just another "headache " do a little research, if you have never had one then you are extremely a result of migraines i havent beeb able to work for the last 8 years. Its not fun.
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0 21. librabooks commented 11 years ago

#20, nobody is making a joke about migraines. I think everyone who is commenting negatively about this woman is saying that she is faking because her grammar seems to have changed, not just her accent. This goes completely against how the doctor describes the syndrome (ie. it affects her cerebellum and the FORMATION of words).

It is with the doctor's description that I think more people should be commenting on him, as well.

He is either:

1. In on this scam and should be brought before the medical board
or 2. Is a blithering idiot and should be brought before the medical board

If she was doing the same grammar errors the whole time he was examining her, 1. and 2. apply. If she only did it on the show, he should have gotten up and walked out as soon as he heard her do that - in which case, only 2. applies.
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+1 22. s1nn0cence commented 11 years ago

any hungarians here? that's more like a hungarian accent she's mimmicking tbh
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+1 23. Daeph commented 11 years ago

I'm willing to believe that a stroke or migraines could create speech difficulty that mimics a foreign accent. The doctor said as much, and this sounds reasonable. However-- the addition of her bizarre "foreign" grammar isn't explained in this manner. Regardless of what she SOUNDS like, she should still know what words she wants to say. FAKER!
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+1 24. NotFirst commented 11 years ago

If I'm not mistaken, she has missed a few 'ing's at the end of words where there should be. Makes her sound like she has a problem conjugating words.

"I have hard time conjugate words, now I sound Chinese".

Not poking fun, just saying it's bad English.
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0 25. Tarc commented 11 years ago

#22: Yeah I am Hungarian.
You are another Romanian who wants to diss their neighbour Hungarians for whatever reasons you can come up with. Why not Romanian then? It is too obvious why you said that...

She sounds more asian than anything other.
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+1 26. mothali commented 11 years ago

same thing with me ... i sound like chubaka
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+1 27. richardleed commented 11 years ago

People will do anything to get on TV.

Yeah, I speak with a Russian accent when I'm in the US and an American accent when I'm in Russia.

That is nowhere near a Chinese accent you freaks!