-"When Karen Butler went in for dental surgery, she left with more than numb gums: She also picked up a pronounced foreign accent."
"In the meantime, it's possible that Butler could get her American accent back through intensive speech therapy. But unlike other people with FAS who have become depressed by their change in accent, Butler quite likes her new one. She says it has made her more outgoing and is a good conversation starter."
Read the article and listen to the story at NPR-A Curious Case Of Foreign Accent Syndrome