Tuesday, June 07, 2011

British-Accent Syndrome Can Strike at Any Time

You may have seen this story about a woman in Oregon who suddenly developed a British accent after dental surgery.

Accidentally accented. Photo courtesy Associated Press.

It seems we have an equally puzzling case in our house. I was sharing this video with a British friend, when he said, "Why does your son have an English accent? Not that I'm complaining."

When I watched the video again, I realized that Elliot calls his mom "Mum-may."

Dear God, does this explain all our trouble understanding what he's saying? He has an English accent?

How do you fix that?