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Aussie Woman Wakes Up Speaking In Irish Accent After Tonsil Surgery!

Aussie Woman Wakes Up Speaking In Irish Accent After Tonsil Surgery!


Can you imagine the shock of waking up one day and realising you’re speaking in a completely different accent? One Aussie woman experienced this exact condition, called Foreign Accent Syndrome, a day after having surgery on her tonsils.

TikTok user @angie.mcyen says she woke up to an Irish accent even though she has never been to Ireland nor has any idea about the Irish language. Apparently FAS is a real condition which is some kind of strange neurological response to some surgeries. The person suffering from the accent eventually loses it over time, but in some instances it stays with them for life!


@angie.mcyenDay 1: I woke up with an Irish accent ? ##sendhelp♬ original sound – angie.mcyen

So Angie started up her TikTok account for the sole purpose of documenting her accent journey and OMG is it addictive viewing!

“I woke up this morning and I was speaking with my Aussie accent… but during the phone call… she could see the deterioration in my accent from Aussie to Irish,” she said.


@angie.mcyenDay 2: I woke up with an Irish accent the day before and thought I was gonna wake up from this weird dream. But no, my Aussie accent’s gone♬ original sound – angie.mcyen


@angie.mcyenDay 2: I still can’t believe I woke up with an Irish accent yesterday. I’ve never been to Ireland. I grew up in Australia. My Aussie accent is gone♬ original sound – angie.mcyen


@angie.mcyenDay 11: Part 4 – After 6-7 drinks, I still don’t have my Aussie accent back 100%. What accent can you hear now? ##foreignaccentsyndrome ##fyp ##foryou♬ original sound – angie.mcyen

Throughout her journey the Irish accent comes and goes but it never completely disappears. The Aussie assured her viewers that this was not some random stunt to get famous, but is instead a very real thing she is living with. She’s hoping through her videos she is able to raise some awareness and understanding of Foreign Accent Syndrome.

“Unfortunately it’s not fake. I bloody damn hope that my Aussie accent is coming through, as it’s what I’ve had for the last 20 years,” she said.

“I hope you learn something from my journey and spread awareness about this.”

Even Dr. Karl, the world’s most loved scientist, jumped on TikTok to explain the syndrome for all those thinking it was all a bunch of BS! We don’t know about you, but we find this totally fascinating!

If you woke up with a foreign accent one day, which would you choose? For me it would definitely be Spanish…or French…or Italian…!

@angie.mcyenDay 14: ? Thank you for the educational video @drkarl about ##foreignaccentsyndrome ##foryou♬ original sound – angie.mcyen


Images: TikTok

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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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