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 Woman Leaves Dentist’s Office with Foreign Accent
Woman Leaves Dentist’s Office with Foreign Accent
When Karen Butler went in for dental surgery, she left with more than numb gums: She also picked up a thick foreign accent. It wasn't a fluke, or a joke — she'd developed a rare condition called foreign accent syndrome that's usually caused by an injury to the part of the brain that controls speech. picked by suebe 5 months ago
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 Foreign accent syndrome doesn't mean brain damage
Foreign accent syndrome doesn't mean brain damage
A rare and mysterious syndrome that causes people to sound foreign has become even more baffling. Ask Madonna. picked by bornbad 2 years ago
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 Foreign Accent Syndrome
Foreign Accent Syndrome
Go to bed with Northwestern accent wake up with German accent.

This is actually a brain disorder. picked by JoshSF49 3 years ago
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 Accent Quiz
Accent Quiz
This quiz will tell you what kind of American accent you have. picked by Mershaullk 5 years ago
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 Boy wakes up with posh accent after surgery
Boy wakes up with posh accent after surgery
A 10-year-old boy has woken up with a posh English accent after undergoing life-saving brain surgery. William McCartney-Moore's usual northern England accent was replaced with a much more refined tones complete with elongated vowels after he had an operation to remove fluid on his brain. Picture from this news site. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 Speech Accent Archive
Speech Accent Archive
The speech accent archive currently has 976 samples of speech from around the globe. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph. Great for people who wish to compare and analyze the accents of different English speakers. picked by 2manyusernames 3 years ago
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 Book from 19th century about foreign objects in orifices
Book from 19th century about foreign objects in orifices
Alfred Poulet wrote the book on foreign bodies found in people's bodies. Literally. His two-volume set from 1880, titled "A Treatise on Foreign Bodies in Surgical Practice," is up for auction on eBay.

*a must read* picked by Bornbad 3 years ago
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 Appalachain accent detrimental to employment
Appalachain accent detrimental to employment
Having grown up with a father from Appalachia and a mother from New Jersey, my accent has its peculiarities. This article reminds us not to judge a book by its cover, or a person by their accent. It also reminds us how pressured we are to conform. picked by meggysue 3 years ago
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 Migraine Headache Gives British Woman a Chinese Accent
Migraine Headache Gives British Woman a Chinese Accent
A British woman has baffled doctors after she recovered from a migraine headache and found herself speaking with a Chinese accent. picked by suebe 1 year ago
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You Know What Is Insulin Resistance Syndrome Or Metabolic Syndrome?
Know and identify the symptoms of metabolic syndrome can reduce suffer diabetes mellitus type 2 in the future. picked by inakisant 5 years ago
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 Britain wants to ban rampant foreign plants
Britain wants to ban rampant foreign plants
It may not quite match the Day Of The Triffids. But Britain is being invaded by an army of alien plants.
Ministers are so concerned about the threat from foreign imports that choke rivers, smother ponds and force out native species that they want to ban the sale of 15 of the worst offenders. picked by bingo 2 years ago
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 'Lawn Guyland' accent mired in history
'Lawn Guyland' accent mired in history
Speech experts have an historical explanation for why New York's Long Island residents can't help but tell others they are from "Lawn Guyland." picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 Well I do declare!
Well I do declare! [video]
Hillary thinks she can fake a southern accent... and she does it soooo badly. picked by gammerus 4 years ago
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 Fuhgeddaboudit!
Fuhgeddaboudit!
A London-based translation firm is offering jobs to people who can help translate Brooklyn accent. Not for nothin, but I can do dat. picked by suebe 1 year ago
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 Speech Accent Archive
Speech Accent Archive
This is a compiled list of all the accents in the world (to the best of their ability), with pronunciation breakdown and examples of people reading a standard sentence. picked by sidran32 2 years ago
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 The Speech Accent Archive
The Speech Accent Archive
Here accents from all over the world say the same paragraph. picked by subobisis 4 years ago
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 Mom Goes Blind So Her Daughters Can See
Mom Goes Blind So Her Daughters Can See
Monique Zimmerman-Stein has been nearly blind for the last two years from Stickler syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. She recently decided to forgo her own treatment to save funds to treat her two daughters, who also suffer from the condition, reports Lane DeGregory of the St. Petersburg Times. picked by nateebiinature 2 years ago
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 Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Stewart has Charles Bonnet syndrome, a condition that often affects people with macular degeneration or diabetic eye disease. A surprisingly large percentage of people who lose sight start seeing things, says ophthalmologist Jonathan Trobe of the University of Michigan."The brain is doing a mash-up of stored visual memories," says Trobe. When visual cells in the brain stop getting inform... read full post picked by deepchill 4 years ago
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 Nevada town to fine for foreign flags
Nevada town to fine for foreign flags
The Nevada town of Pahrump is taking a stand not just against illegal immigrants but flags they may bring with them.The elected town board in the remote Mojave Desert community voted 3-2 on Tuesday to enact an ordinance making it illegal to fly a foreign nation's flag by itself. picked by sholom22 4 years ago
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  The 10 Coolest Foreign Words The English Language Needs
The 10 Coolest Foreign Words The English Language Needs
Have you ever blurted out, "Wow, that guy is just so...so..." and then were left floundering with nothing to say? Well, it's not always your fault. English doesn't have words for every situation, or even the ones that happen every damned day. picked by kakana 3 years ago
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 Japan pays foreign workers to leave
Japan pays foreign workers to leave
Japan is offering $3,000, plus $2,000 per dependent, to blue-collar workers of Latin American descent to leave the country.
The catch? They — and their kids — will not ever be allowed back. picked by lynxears 2 years ago
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