Geordie gets Jamaican accent I remember being a witness to this phenomenon several times during my army days. Those afflicted, were always WOâs on commissioning. They went to bed one night as WOâs, 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 âHome Countiesâ with fruity accents to boot. Afookingamazing! 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 âOfficers Messâ?