Texas woman wakes up with British accent after common jaw surgery
Fox News published June 22, 2016
Lisa Alamia was born and raised in Texas, but she speaks with a British accent. KHOU.com reported that the mother of three began speaking differently six months ago after undergoing jaw surgery to correct an overbite. Although she hopes her former accent will return, Alamia is learning to manage her new one.
KHOU reported that Alamia was diagnosed with foreign accent syndrome (FAS), a rare neurological disorder that scientists estimate has impacted fewer than 100 people in 100 years. According to researchers at The University of Texas (UT) at Dallas, FAS may be marked by differences in timing, intonation and tongue placement, but speech remains comprehensible. No cause has been identified for the syndrome, according to UT at Dallas researchers.
FAS usually results from stroke or a traumatic injury that damages the brain.
AH HA! BRAIN DAMAGE!!! THAT EXPLAINS WHY THE BRITS TALK FUNNY..