It’s all in the accent!

Bit of a swap around this week, so with Bob looking after things for me yesterday, I was delighted to do the honours today.

And on today’s show we heard all about the woman suffering from FOREIGN ACCENT SYNDROME.

If you’ve never heard of this, it’s not overly surprising as only 60 people in the whole world are known to suffer from the condition, but one of those is Terri White from Hull.

After suffering from a severe migraine she suddenly  broke into a Scouse accent so even her own daughter failed to recognise her.

AccentsApparently she has no control over the condition and has even started adopting stereotypical mannerisms and phrases, belting out Fog on The Tyne and saying ‘Top of the morning t’ya!’

At least she has not suffered from the problems experienced in 1941 by a Norwegian woman who after being hit by shrapnel, developed a strong German accent, which led to her being ostracised by her community!

See you again next week,
Scott

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