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Which accent would you choose?

In 2009 Butler, a 56-year-old tax consultant in Toledo, Ore., awoke from denture implant surgery with an accent that's a bit British with a Transylvanian twang, and it just sort of stuck.

"I had just had surgery, so at first we assumed it was because of all of the swelling," said Butler. "But within a week the swelling went down and the accent stayed."

Butler has foreign accent syndrome -- a condition so rare that only about 60 cases have been documented worldwide. Often preceded by a small stroke, the new drawl is thought to stem from a minor injury to a tiny area of the brain responsible for language pattern and tone.

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Asked by UpSheRises at 9:06 AM on Jun. 1, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • That would be weird to all of a sudden wake up w/ an accent! But if I could choose one, it'd probably be Australian. Love those Aussies! :)

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 9:10 AM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • I'd hope for an Irish accent.

    Comment by UpSheRises (original poster) at 9:13 AM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • I would hope for an Irish or Scottish accent.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:21 AM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • Well, I do believe I would take a little more southern..a little deeper south.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:23 AM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • LOL i would be pissed. I like my TX accent. LOL

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:40 AM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • I already have a southern accent

    Answer by Ibelongtojesus at 3:02 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • I would go with Irish.

    Answer by Carpy at 4:57 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • Yeah, Transylvanian sounds good . Could capitalize on the vampire craze

    Answer by janet116 at 7:50 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • I like my southern accent.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:24 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

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