Surgery leaves Texas mom with British accent: Rare syndrome robs her Texas twang

Surgery leaves Texas mom with British accent: Rare syndrome robs her Texas twang
Image: ABC News video screen grab

[Ed. – Pip, pip, I say, y’all.]

A Texas mom who was born and raised in the U.S.A went into the hospital for jaw surgery and she woke up from that surgery with a heavy British accent. This is extremely rare, but when it does happen it usually occurs after some type of head trauma. This was not the case with the Texas mom, she didn’t suffer any head trauma.

This disorder does have a name, it’s called the foreign accent syndrome. The surgery this woman had was routine, it was a procedure to correct her overbite. But something happened that altered the Texas mom’s speech so it sounds like she just got off a plane from living in London!

According to ABC News on June 23, Lisa Alamia has been speaking with this British accent since she went in for lower-jaw surgery back in December 2015. When she returned home her kids thought she was kidding them! Being born and breed in Texas, she had that twang when she would say Ya’ll,’ but since the surgery she is speaking much more proper and pronounces the words distinctly as “You all.”

Continue reading →


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.