An American woman has the rare Foreign Accent Syndrome. She went to bed with a huge headache and woke up with a British accent. This happened in 2015. She has woken up with an Australian and Irish accent before. These lasted two weeks but the UK accent stayed. She said her condition was "really difficult to begin with". She said: "I was really struggling. I have come to terms with the fact that I might sound like this forever."
Foreign Accent Syndrome happens after strokes, and injuries that damage the brain's language center. It varies in how it affects accents. In some cases, there is a hint of a foreign accent; in other cases, the accent can totally change. The condition was found in 1907 by a French neurologist. There have been just 60 documented cases over the past century. One of these was a Japanese man who woke up sounding Korean. He had never been to Korea.