Geordie Accent

#1
Geordie gets Jamaican accent


A Geordie woman woke up in hospital after suffering from a stroke - with a West Indies accent.

Linda Walker of Westerhope, Newcastle, suffered from the minor stroke at her home and was transferred to the local hospital.

She was shocked when she spoke to family from her hospital bed that she sounded like she was from Jamaica.

Doctors diagnosed foreign accent syndrome, where a stroke or knock on the head affects the brain's voice control centre.

After intensive speech therapy doctors think Linda may keep her Jamaican accent for ever.

According to The Sun Linda said: "I just don't sound like me. Not only did I have a stroke but I got lumbered with this accent too. I don't feel the same person.

"Everybody asks where I'm from and, if I say Newcastle, they just laugh. They think I'm lying. A neighbour asked if I was drunk as my speech is slower and often slurred. I just want my own voice back."

Linda is assisting Newcastle University experts who are researching the rare condition.
Dr Nick Miller, senior lecturer in speech language sciences, said: "Foreign accent syndrome has a lot to do with control of the lips, tongue, vocal cords and breathing, which are all affected by neurological damage. As a result a person's speech becomes severely distorted."


Foreign accent syndrome was first discovered in Norway in 1941 when a young woman spoke with a German accent after an air raid.
I remember being a witness to this phenomenon several times during my army days. Those afflicted, were always WO’s on commissioning. They went to bed one night as WO’s, the proud owners of strong regional accents , fluent in vulgar and awoke the following morning as newly commissioned officers, without a trace of those accents instead (the vulgarity still there though), they had morphed into products of the ‘Home Counties’ with fruity accents to boot. Afookingamazing! :wink:

Should I make contact with Dr Nick Miller at Newcastle University and tell him that the condition is not so rare as he thinks and perhaps, he should widen his research to the ‘Officers Mess‘?
 
#2
Rumrunner said:
Geordie gets Jamaican accent


A Geordie woman woke up in hospital after suffering from a stroke - with a West Indies accent.

Linda Walker of Westerhope, Newcastle, suffered from the minor stroke at her home and was transferred to the local hospital.

She was shocked when she spoke to family from her hospital bed that she sounded like she was from Jamaica.

Doctors diagnosed foreign accent syndrome, where a stroke or knock on the head affects the brain's voice control centre.

After intensive speech therapy doctors think Linda may keep her Jamaican accent for ever.

According to The Sun Linda said: "I just don't sound like me. Not only did I have a stroke but I got lumbered with this accent too. I don't feel the same person.

"Everybody asks where I'm from and, if I say Newcastle, they just laugh. They think I'm lying. A neighbour asked if I was drunk as my speech is slower and often slurred. I just want my own voice back."

Linda is assisting Newcastle University experts who are researching the rare condition.
Dr Nick Miller, senior lecturer in speech language sciences, said: "Foreign accent syndrome has a lot to do with control of the lips, tongue, vocal cords and breathing, which are all affected by neurological damage. As a result a person's speech becomes severely distorted."


Foreign accent syndrome was first discovered in Norway in 1941 when a young woman spoke with a German accent after an air raid.
I remember being a witness to this phenomenon several times during my army days. Those afflicted, were always WO’s on commissioning. They went to bed one night as WO’s, the proud owners of strong regional accents , fluent in vulgar and awoke the following morning as newly commissioned officers, without a trace of those accents instead (the vulgarity still there though), they had morphed into products of the ‘Home Counties’ with fruity accents to boot. Afookingamazing! :wink:

Should I make contact with Dr Nick Miller at Newcastle University and tell him that the condition is not so rare as he thinks and perhaps, he should widen his research to the ‘Officers Mess‘?


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#3
"The accent varies from ear to ear. Two people could hear the same accent and one would say it was Jamaican and the other east European."
In the same way that my put-on welsh accent sounds asian and vice versa?
 
#5
Saw this in The Mail on Sunday:-



Suzanne Moore

A rum southern patois.....

A Geordie woman woke after a stroke, speaking with a Jamaican accent. The stroke affected the part of her brain that deals with speech. But how do you explain that most kids under 18 in the south of England also speak with a Jamaican accent?

They can't all have mini strokes can they?

Very true, never thought of it like that :wink:
 
#6
Rumrunner said:
Saw this in The Mail on Sunday:-



Suzanne Moore

A rum southern patois.....

A Geordie woman woke after a stroke, speaking with a Jamaican accent. The stroke affected the part of her brain that deals with speech. But how do you explain that most kids under 18 in the south of England also speak with a Jamaican accent?

They can't all have mini strokes can they?

Very true, never thought of it like that :wink:
No... but most of them are mini f ucking strokers.... does that count?
 
#8
shortfuse (soon to be short of a limb or two) wrote: No... but most of them are mini f ucking strokers.... does that count?

Better than being semi f*cking French or something you tosser!
 
#9
Warrior_Poet said:
shortfuse (soon to be short of a limb or two) wrote: No... but most of them are mini f ucking strokers.... does that count?

Better than being semi f*cking French or something you tosser!
Ah WP, I recognise your accent........lol
 
#11
Warrior_Poet said:
shortfuse (soon to be short of a limb or two) wrote: No... but most of them are mini f ucking strokers.... does that count?

Better than being semi f*cking French or something you tosser!
Mate, re read that post and you will see that i am in fact caning the young white jamaicans who inhabit most south eastern counties...

Geordies eh... thick as fook :wink:
 
#12
shortfuse said:
Warrior_Poet said:
shortfuse (soon to be short of a limb or two) wrote: No... but most of them are mini f ucking strokers.... does that count?

Better than being semi f*cking French or something you tosser!
Mate, re read that post and you will see that i am in fact caning the young white jamaicans who inhabit most south eastern counties...

Geordies eh... thick as fook :wink:
yer, innit?
 
#13
Rumrunner said:
I remember being a witness to this phenomenon several times during my army days. Those afflicted, were always WO’s on commissioning. They went to bed one night as WO’s, the proud owners of strong regional accents , fluent in vulgar and awoke the following morning as newly commissioned officers, without a trace of those accents instead (the vulgarity still there though), they had morphed into products of the ‘Home Counties’ with fruity accents to boot. Afookingamazing! :wink:
Runner has omitted the other sign of the change. This was a large vertical scar on the back of the head where the brain function had been removed
 
#14
OldRedCap said:
Rumrunner said:
I remember being a witness to this phenomenon several times during my army days. Those afflicted, were always WO’s on commissioning. They went to bed one night as WO’s, the proud owners of strong regional accents , fluent in vulgar and awoke the following morning as newly commissioned officers, without a trace of those accents instead (the vulgarity still there though), they had morphed into products of the ‘Home Counties’ with fruity accents to boot. Afookingamazing! :wink:
Runner has omitted the other sign of the change. This was a large vertical scar on the back of the head where the brain function had been removed


ORC and then sold on as being brand new and unused. :wink:
 

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#16
londonirish said:
in Spitting Image the Neil Kinnock puppet sounded like a Geordie, so anythings possible
Whilst on leave after attending my Control Signaller course at Bovvy in 1978, I and one or two others from the regiment (15/19H) went to the wedding of a Squadron colleague and friend in Andover.

Turns out a large tranche of the guests were Welsh (and female). They and we understood one another perfectly, even drunk and talking in Slidex (as one Dropshort attached to our Battlegroup once described our Command Net), while the rest just stared blankly.
 

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