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Brain surgery patient wakes with Irish accent

Posted on Wednesday, 29 April, 2009 | Comment icon 18 comments

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A man from Yorkshire who underwent brain surgery and spent three days on life support following a ruptured blood vessel awoke in a hospital bed and started speaking and singing in a strong Irish accent.

"A Yorkshire man woke up from brain surgery to find he'd turned from a flat vowelled, thrifty dalesman into a blarney kissing, 'Danny Boy' singing, happy-go-lucky Dubliner."

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Comment icon #9 Posted by chaoszerg on 29 April, 2009, 15:36
Brain surgery patient wakes with Irish accent Poor guy.
Comment icon #10 Posted by BiffSplitkins on 29 April, 2009, 16:03
Poor guy. It could have been worse, he could have woke up speaking jive.
Comment icon #11 Posted by schizoidwoman on 29 April, 2009, 16:21
It could have been worse, he could have woke up speaking jive. You're right, that would be worse!
Comment icon #12 Posted by SpIdErCyDe on 29 April, 2009, 17:51
It could have been worse, he could have woke up speaking jive. Jive? LOLOL, definitely couldve been worse than irish.
Comment icon #13 Posted by expandmymind on 29 April, 2009, 18:14
Im from dublin we are not that happy go lucky an we dont sing dany boy or any of that other tourist sterotype rubbish. now when he starts drinking heavely, telling jokes and fighting he may be getting close.
Comment icon #14 Posted by xris on 29 April, 2009, 18:19
I heard he had a blarney stone removed..and his Ok now.
Comment icon #15 Posted by cryptid_control on 29 April, 2009, 23:43
aha thats funny
Comment icon #16 Posted by Benz on 30 April, 2009, 3:50
Poor guy. my thoughts exactly
Comment icon #17 Posted by AGoodWriter on 30 April, 2009, 6:00
Will they do another operation to get him to be ok?
Comment icon #18 Posted by schizoidwoman on 30 April, 2009, 7:03
Will they do another operation to get him to be ok? I don't think it's something you can change back with an operation so I imagine he would need to be coached back into this original accent; perhaps a speech therapist or even a dialect coach!

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