THIS AUSTRALIAN WOMAN WOKE UP FROM MINOR SURGERY WITH AN IRISH ACCENT
So this is a weird one. I’ve heard about this kind of thing before, I think. But usually after brain surgery or a recovery after a long coma. And what am I talking about here? How about waking up and speaking in a totally new, foreign accent? Because that’s what happened to Angie Yen, an Australian woman from Brisbane, Australia. She didn’t have major surgery, or wake from a long coma or anything like that. She had a nice, little and simple surgery on her tonsils. You know, pretty ordinary? Like, 30 minutes? But when she woke up, things were different. She had an Irish accent!
AUSTRALIAN WOMAN HASN’T EVEN EVER BEEN TO IRELAND, YET HAS IRISH ACCENT?
So here’s the details. Angie is Australian, and has an Australian accent. It’s very, very distinct from how people talk in England, America, and definitely Ireland. And, Angie has never even been to Ireland! So how does she have an Irish accent? It’s enough to make you avoid getting that pesky ingrown toenail. And I’ve had a couple of surgeries, and they definitely aren’t fun. General anesthesia puts you down. And for some, it evidently gives you an Irish accent which you have no control over at all.
SHE REALIZED SHE SOUNDED WEIRD SINGING IN THE SHOWER, AND FRIENDS IDENTIFIED IRISH ACCENT
Angie is the type who sings in the shower. And she realized when taking a shower after going home from surgery that she sounded…. Different. She called up some friends because she thought she was losing her mind. The friends are big world travelers, and quickly recognized Angie had an Irish accent. So what the hell is this? Well, doctors have a term for it, of course. They call it foreign accent syndrome. Usually, people who get it suffered some kind of head trauma or psychological damage. But a brief tonsils surgery and anesthesia? That seems to be a first.