Thursday, May 5, 2011

Foreign Accent Syndrome

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Describe your reaction to this video. Would you be upset if you woke up from oral surgery with a foreign accent? Why or why not? If you could have any accent, what would you choose and why?

21 comments:

Roland Downing said...

Wow, this is interesting. If I woke up with a weird accent, I would be upset. If it was a cool accent, like this lady, then it would be fun, at least for a while. I am not sure what accent I would want.

Anonymous said...

LaKendra.. If I woke up from surgery with an accent I don't think that I would be completely upset. I have always wanted an accent so it would be pretty cool. I would just want for it to be a accent that I like and not one that sounds stupid. If I could choose to have any accent then I would choose between jamacan, spanish, or french.

Anonymous said...

Lauren...I would be very angry if I woke up from surgery and all of a sudden I had an accent. People would then look at you differently. They also may think that you were faking it or either doing it for public attention. If I could have a foreign accent I would like to talk like an Austrailian. However, eventually I would want my down home country accent back.

Taylor said...

Tee: If I woke up from surgery with a new voice, I'd be pretty angry. That would be really irritating. If I could have any accent, it'd be English so I could sound cool.

Anonymous said...

Robbie says.. I think its weird how that happend. I dont see how that happens. But its also kinda cool the way it changed.

Thomas said...

That is really funny. Out of all surgery accidents, at least this one is relatively benign. My gut tells me that this is fake, but like she said, there is no way she could fake this for a year. Its so flawless, its unbelievable that this is a real thing. I would probably want an asian accent, i would never tire of it.

Anonymous said...

Sheron says…I would be upset only if it was a accent I didn’t want and I think its crazy how that even happened. I would choose to have an Italian or a Jamaican accent but unfortunately foreign accent syndrome is pretty seldom.

Anonymous said...

Ashley says... I think it's weird how that stuff happens. I would be scared. I would miss knowing what my voice was like. I would probably want a britsh accent. They speak like us but have that sound to it. I don't get how that could happen to the lady. If the accent was for like a little while it would be cool but to live with it, it will get very complicated and want to take a away! You cant understand her in some words. I would keep an eye on it but it is something strange!

Anonymous said...

Destiny saids... If I had a foregin accent I would choose Japanese. I said that because its fun, I love anime and my goal for the future is to go to Japan and study there art and there language. If I would of woke up with any accent I would not mind I would have fun with it, really.

Anonymous said...

Chris says… I think if I went and had oral surgery and woke up from it and had a foreign voice I probably would be mad. Although if it did happen I think I would like to have an Irish accent just cause I like the way they talk. Still I would not want to wake up and have a different voice where people can’t even recognize you anymore.

Anonymous said...

Ernie says... I wouldnt really mind waking up one morning after surgery with an accent. I would want an Englnad typed accent. As long as I do not die from them messing my surgery up then I wouldnt really mind.

Matt said...

Matt: That is awesome! I love different accents, so I think it would be awesome to simply acquire one haha. I'm sure it could get a bit aggrivating at times though...

Anonymous said...

Jonathan says... I would sue the dentist office for them messing my voice up. Because its more then likely it can't be fixed. Your voice is your most important asset and if people cant understand you then how are you to communicate.

Anonymous said...

Davontae said...
I wouldn't mind speeking another language but I wouldn't wont to wake up out of a oral surgery with a foreign accent.

Anonymous said...

Jalissa Chambliss
If i woke up to an foreign accent, i would smile about and he happy. I would love it, because i would be probobaly be the only black girl with an accent. If i could choose an accent i would choose something no one could understand.

Jake The Snake said...

I would be upset if I woke up with a foreign accent. I like the way I talk, and it would be weird to have a different accent.

brittneyhendrix1993 said...

Iv i had surgry and woke up with an accent. I doubt i would be mad because i already have a southern accent so im use to sounding a little different anyway, so it wouldn't have botherd me. If i had to chhose an accent i think i would want an irish accent. I love how the sound and i love thier culture.

curneshia said...

My reaction to the video is wow because I never knew that could happen. I would be upset if it was an accent I don't like. If I could choose an accent I would choose the New York accent.

Anonymous said...

Do all Americans think Europeans sound like mentally challenged people? I mean Jesus, she doesn't sound British. She sounds like a mentally challenged Indian! I do believe that is possible however because it doesn't sound like an accent it just sounds like her mouth is all screwed up... wonder what she's been doing... If I could have an accent I'd get my Scottish accent back.
Gavin Dale

Anonymous said...

She is a faker. Her accent is not consistent. She is a woman which equals problems. I can prove that women equal problems. Ask me how.

Michael Clifford

Holly said...

That would be so weird to wake up to a different language. I don't think I would be mad if I woke up with a foriegn accent, I think it would be cool. I'm not sure what accent I would have if I could have any. There are so many cool accents. :)