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I saw an article about this, in reference to another story, on AOL. I wouldn't have thought this was real if I didn't read it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Accent_Syndrome



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Interesting. I wonder if this explains Madonna's British accent ;).


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    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    Interesting. I wonder if this explains Madonna's British accent ;).


    (edited by supersalvadoran on 25.1.09 0132)


I think that's more the effect of her living in Britain with Guy Richie, sort of like why John Malkovich has such an odd accent from living in Portugal. FAS seems to be the result of trauma whereas pomp just comes naturally to some.



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Me, I've always thought Irish accents are hot, so...



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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    Me, I've always thought Irish accents are hot, so...
Same hear until I met a friend's Scottish cousin. Oh man, I would have done just about anything to hear her talk.

I managed to get her to say "Oh my giddy aunt." and "Om my buggery bollocks." and I just about became weak in the knees. I think it was worth the cost of two drinks, as well.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.43
    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    Me, I've always thought Irish accents are hot, so...


Something funny. When we were in Ireland in about 1990, we learned that nonenglish speakers were being sent there to learn english because the Irish spoke better english than the English.



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My sister lives in Alaska. She's lived there since before the first grade. She's rarely left.

One day, after speaking to her on the phone, I asked my Dad (who also lives there) "Where exactly did she pick up the deep southern accent?"

He paused, busted out laughing, and said "I have no idea".

She doesn't have it anymore, but boy that boggled my mind.
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Some people just pick up accents.

I swear, I wasn't doing it on purpose, but after I played Fable on the Xbox for a while, I was talking in a bad Cockney accent. Instead of saying "Arr" for R I would say "Air". I couldn't stop doing it.

It was really bad when I had to give a presentation that week.




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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Some people just pick up accents.

    I swear, I wasn't doing it on purpose, but after I played Fable on the Xbox for a while, I was talking in a bad Cockney accent. Instead of saying "Arr" for R I would say "Air". I couldn't stop doing it.

    It was really bad when I had to give a presentation that week.


Not to mention you said "Chicken Chaser" about 200x a day. Now you're down to about 3x a week... I guess that's an improvement. I wonder if there's a syndrome for whistling the "Jub Jub" song at inappropriate times too...
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