Friday, November 14, 2008

I’ve Heard Of This Disease Before. It’s Called Faking.


Blogger the frog princess said...

So is this Madonna's excuse?

Somewhere there is a video of my friends and I talking in an accent very similar to that lady's... illicit substances may have been involved.

November 14, 2008 at 7:58:00 PM EST  
Blogger Neil said...

I'm not sure my HMO would even cover me for this disease.

November 14, 2008 at 10:00:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's also known as "madonnaitis" and "gwyneth paltrosis," but if the disease progresses that far, treatment options are severely limited. symptoms include delusional arrogance and may lead to the loss of talent in previously successful british spouses.

November 15, 2008 at 4:45:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I don't get it.

November 15, 2008 at 8:35:00 AM EST  
Blogger Maggie, Dammit said...

Is this The Onion?

November 15, 2008 at 9:59:00 AM EST  
Blogger Meg said...

I have heard about this, recently in fact. I, too, would like to call bullshit on this.

November 15, 2008 at 11:03:00 AM EST  
Blogger molls said...

this is retarded. I feel bad for the news crew who had to cover the story and keep straight faces. what people do for attention....good lord.

November 15, 2008 at 12:20:00 PM EST  
Anonymous You can call me, 'Sir' said...

I'd say that it's a slow news cycle, but that's really kind of a dirty dirty lie, so I suppose all that's left is the fact that ABC is gullible.

November 15, 2008 at 12:57:00 PM EST  
Blogger Native Minnow said...

I know a guy who went to Australia for two years and came back with an Aussie accent. Ten years later and he's still speaking with it. Personally, I think he's working at it. After all, if you're influenced easily enough to pick it up in two years, aren't you influenced enough to lose it in two?

November 16, 2008 at 11:46:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a friend who was in a car accident and had a serious head injury. She came out of the coma and was speaking with an american accent (she is from New Zealand). I was studying psychology at the time and looked it up - apparently it tends to be an american accent as the vowel sounds, etc are easier to pronounce, and so a damaged brain kind of 'slides' into pronouncing things that way. So it does happen!

November 16, 2008 at 12:53:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She doesn't sound like she's from Russia or Wales with that voice she sounds like Abu from The Simpsons... I'm just sayin!!

November 17, 2008 at 2:12:00 PM EST  
Blogger trinity67 said...

What a load of crap she's spewing.

November 17, 2008 at 2:39:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

speaking in tongues, eh? nothing a little exorcism couldn't fix.

November 17, 2008 at 5:18:00 PM EST  
Blogger Talullah said...

I hope this happens to me...I want a Puerto Rican accent like my friend has. I keep hoping that if I hang around her long enough it will take. Like the summer I ran around with a girl from Boston and I started saying things like "Pahk the cah"

November 18, 2008 at 2:07:00 PM EST  
Blogger Kelly said...

Anon # 3, I think, wrote that BRAIN DAMAGED people sound American! Bahahahaha!

This poor, poor woman. Her husband must beat her repeatedly (for being such a tool that she reported her "disorder" to a news crew!).

November 20, 2008 at 3:48:00 PM EST  

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