Monday, May 04, 2009

The Accent’s On Recovery

We’re Dublin Your Chances, Boyo

A Yorkshireman woke up a new man after a brain operation - and with a strong Irish accent. The 30-year-old sat up in his hospital bed and sang a stirring rendition of "Danny Boy" to his astonished fiancée after spending three days on a life-support machine. By the next day, his broad Gaelic lilt had been replaced with his own Yorkshire accent.

FOOTNOTE: Danny bye.

12 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

perhaps he had a "walk in" spirit taking up residence for a bit? You know, everyone has a bit of Irish in them, though!
Sandi

TheWritersPorch said...

Does this prove reicarnation?
Was he Irish in past life? I wonder WHO I was?
Carol

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

Very neat! I agree with Sandi ... we're all a bit Irish ... tho my son says my accent stinks! (I don't have an accent!)

Ananda girl said...

How absolutely curious!

Maggie May said...

Yes, we saw that on TV. Very strange.
I have a relative who had a stroke & she had to learn to speak again. She had a broad Lancashire accent to begin with, but ended up with a very posh voice with a slight Scandinavian lilt. Hers has stuck with her for years. Very nice accent though!

Akelamalu said...

I heard about this and have heard of other cases too. Very curious.

Mojo said...

Wow. Fans of old sci-fi/horror movies must have flocked to witness this! Not to mention Shirley McClain. I'd love to hear the explanation for it. (The medical one and some of the other ones!)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Have you kissed the Blarney stone? Or is this a true tale? LOL! Love this! ~Janine

Kirti said...

Well, nice he got his identity back, but bittersweet because now he can't sing "Danny Boy" at the wedding...=(

Eddie Bluelights said...

. . . and she said, "Get back on that life support machine and start whispering Irish sweet nothings into my ear, again! It's only if you're Irish you can come into the parlor!"

Natalie said...

Fascinating stuff. I love to hear about strange things happening. Must be the Irish in me blood! :D

The Vengeance said...

Ha ha ha, I'm jealous. I'd walk in front of a bus if I thought I could get an Irish accent out of it. ^_^
Of course I'm glad he recovered. But still, that would be awesome, in no uncertain words.