Aussie Woman Wakes Up Speaking In Irish Accent After Tonsil Surgery!
Can you imagine the shock of waking up one day and realising you’re speaking in a completely different accent? One Aussie woman experienced this exact condition, called Foreign Accent Syndrome, a day after having surgery on her tonsils.
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@angie.mcyenDay 1: I woke up with an Irish accent 😱 ##sendhelp♬ original sound – angie.mcyen
So Angie started up her TikTok account for the sole purpose of documenting her accent journey and OMG is it addictive viewing!
“I woke up this morning and I was speaking with my Aussie accent… but during the phone call… she could see the deterioration in my accent from Aussie to Irish,” she said.
@angie.mcyenDay 2: I woke up with an Irish accent the day before and thought I was gonna wake up from this weird dream. But no, my Aussie accent’s gone♬ original sound – angie.mcyen
@angie.mcyenDay 2: I still can’t believe I woke up with an Irish accent yesterday. I’ve never been to Ireland. I grew up in Australia. My Aussie accent is gone♬ original sound – angie.mcyen
@angie.mcyenDay 11: Part 4 – After 6-7 drinks, I still don’t have my Aussie accent back 100%. What accent can you hear now? ##foreignaccentsyndrome ##fyp ##foryou♬ original sound – angie.mcyen
Throughout her journey the Irish accent comes and goes but it never completely disappears. The Aussie assured her viewers that this was not some random stunt to get famous, but is instead a very real thing she is living with. She’s hoping through her videos she is able to raise some awareness and understanding of Foreign Accent Syndrome.
“Unfortunately it’s not fake. I bloody damn hope that my Aussie accent is coming through, as it’s what I’ve had for the last 20 years,” she said.
“I hope you learn something from my journey and spread awareness about this.”
Even Dr. Karl, the world’s most loved scientist, jumped on TikTok to explain the syndrome for all those thinking it was all a bunch of BS! We don’t know about you, but we find this totally fascinating!
If you woke up with a foreign accent one day, which would you choose? For me it would definitely be Spanish…or French…or Italian…!
@angie.mcyenDay 14: 🙏 Thank you for the educational video @drkarl about ##foreignaccentsyndrome ##foryou♬ original sound – angie.mcyen