This story would’ve made it into the Jokey Jokes column had the story not taken on serious medical credibility. The headline is just as it reads. Like most, a woman goes to the dentist to get some work done and wakes up speaking funny. But, in her case, after the swelling and anesthetic wore off, she sounded like she was some village in Ireland. The only thing she needed to do was add some popular phrases to her speech like “Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!” and she would’ve been shipped back across the water for not having her proper papers.
The woman, Karen Butler, sat with her husband and Meredith Viera on the Today show couch to tell her story. They had video of her talking before the dental appointment and compared it to her voice now. The procedure took place over a year ago and she still sounds like a leprechaun. She’s fine with the change in her voice and is looking at it as a “new toy.” The condition even has a formal medical diagnosis called “Foreign Accent Syndrome.” I swear! I’m not lying! I know! I know! It makes you want to give it a “C’MON SON!” But, you can’t make this stuff up!
Check the story out here.