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Ontario woman injures brain, starts sounding like a Scot

She’s one of 60 people worldwide afflicted with “foreign accent syndrome”

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Sharon Campbell-Rayment was bucked from her horse and hit her head on the ground two years ago. At first, doctors said she’d suffered a simple concussion, but Campbell-Rayment couldn’t speak for days. It was serious brain damage. When she learned to talk again, she couldn’t help but roll her r’s and drop her g’s like Scots do. The strangest thing of all? She now uses the words, like “wee,” and “brilliant,” more than before the fall. The extremely rare affliction is known as “foreign accent syndrome” and only 60 people are believed to suffer from it.

Windsor Star

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