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Date: 09/22/07 02:05 AM

47 Responses to Czech Crash Victim Wakes Up Speaking English

  1. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2007 at 3:45 am
    Link: Czech Crash Victim Wakes Up Speaking English - The human brain can do some weird stuff.
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    AK-047 Male 13-17
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    September 22, 2007 at 2:09 am
    That`s pretty profound.
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    GolfRocks Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 2:19 am
    sweet
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    canaryellow Female 13-17
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    September 22, 2007 at 2:32 am
    Wouldn`t it be cool if that happenned and you woke up speaking several languages-including your native tongue- fluently? Just goes to show you how much more there is to learn about our minds.
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    Crucible Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 2:34 am
    That site is BS. There are grammar errors galore in there.
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    kmuggee Female 13-17
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    September 22, 2007 at 2:53 am
    "That site is BS. There are grammar errors galore in there."

    Just because there are spelling errors there, doesnt mean it`s wrong.

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    Shickawow Female 13-17
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    September 22, 2007 at 2:59 am
    That`s amazing. I wonder what exactly happened in the brain to make that happen, and moreover, how he was speaking "perfect" English when he didn`t know it at all. It`s such a cool concept, as cool as that woman who woke up from her stroke with a British accent.
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    chikoori Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 3:01 am
    Damn. I`d heard about people waking up with different accents before, but this just takes the cake,
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    djlang85 Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 3:28 am
    as we (humans) know little about the brain and less about the mind, i dont doubt this is possible... i do doubt this stories validity, it sounds a little far fetched. I would believe the accent, and speaking better English than he thought he knew how, but perfect English?

    yea, possible, but very unlikely

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    Berserk505 Male 18-29
    411 posts
    September 22, 2007 at 3:33 am
    I read this somewhere and it said that he was learning English, he just wasn`t good at it, and he wook up speaking English fluently.
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    anime-craze Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 3:36 am
    about the grammar errors. it is possible to have them even on reliable sites. its slightly different but i have had several video games where there were many gramatical errors, games you go out and buy from stores, that the company that translated the games didn`t catch.
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 3:47 am
    I don`t believe that for a second.
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    jebler Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 4:03 am
    thats hard to believe. i cant think of the word/phrase... he might have something like conditional photographic memory. ill remember that word as soon as i go do something else.
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    Shisi Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 4:19 am
    He cheated and used a gameshark.
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    Maksie99 Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 4:20 am
    Maybe if I crashed a car, I wouldn`t suck at French so bad...
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    843 Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 4:28 am
    How is that even possible? It`s as if you suddenly wake up with the `perfect` knowledge of quantum physics when you`re still in grade school, unless the person has little problem in written English and the vocabulary, but only has problem speaking it.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 5:22 am
    Without some sort of independent corroboration, this is exceptionally difficult to believe. Still, IF it`s real, it`s an impressive statement on what the brain can do.
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    Vikstar Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 5:44 am
    The knowledge would have to be in his brain somewhere for this to be true.

    Maybe the kid spends a lot of time listening to English music and watching English movies with Czech subtitles. The grammar and vocab could have wormed his way into his subconscious that way. This is not so unbelievable as everywhere in Europe you can turn on the radio and you hear english music, and most countries subtitle their films instead of dubbing them.

    I`d suspect the story has been exaggerated. Maybe he wasn`t so awful to begin with, and the `perfect` english wasn`t quite so perfect, but who knows?

    As a linguist, this is very exciting if it were true, but I have doubts.

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    KrisNL Male 13-17
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    September 22, 2007 at 6:10 am
    This would be so cool.
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    Danceaholic Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 6:15 am
    "Unfortunately, the speedway driver`s new found skills didn’t last and he remembers nothing of the accident or the following two days. He is now keen pursue studies in English."

    I call bullpoo on this one tbh.

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    blakborn Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 7:04 am
    I`ve heard this story many times. Someone got headtrauma and starts speaking foreign languages.
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    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    September 22, 2007 at 9:37 am
    "Maybe the kid spends a lot of time listening to English music and watching English movies with Czech subtitles. The grammar and vocab could have wormed his way into his subconscious that way. This is not so unbelievable as everywhere in Europe you can turn on the radio and you hear english music, and most countries subtitle their films instead of dubbing them."

    wait, if your right, if i wake up from a accident il be able to speak japanese fluently? ( i watch a lot of undubbed subtitled anime)

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    robock Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 10:57 am
    Vikstar. he had the knowledge as he was learning english. And his "perfect" english wqas perfect to the ears of Czech people. I`m sure his english was not perfect by european standards.
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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    September 22, 2007 at 11:53 am
    Didn`t this site already have a link with a person who originally had like a United States, southern accent and woke up with an English accent?
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    Axium Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 12:07 pm
    yeah nicole, but that was an accent and not a completely different language.

    Wouldn`t it be cool if we could do this artificially? and on purpose. Just go to the hospital to get your mind rearranged.

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    DeeCache Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 1:12 pm
    HAHA thats sweet, but even if it was fake,which i dont think it was cuz people can do crazy things after accidents, its still interesting
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    Qhoss Male 13-17
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    September 22, 2007 at 1:21 pm
    Isn`t this the ninth news story about someone getting in a wreck and waking up with a different accent/language?
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    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    September 22, 2007 at 1:26 pm
    reminds me of boy meets world
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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    September 22, 2007 at 1:53 pm
    Amazing. The knowledge must be there but we can acces so much at a time. He must have trigged it.
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 2:20 pm
    wow cool
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    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
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    September 22, 2007 at 2:26 pm
    PHOTOSHOP

    or words along those lines...

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    Alanda Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 3:04 pm
    here`s another weird brain thing:
    Apparently, you might start speaking in a different accent that you`ve never heard before after a stroke....
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    WolfStar Female 18-29
    455 posts
    September 22, 2007 at 4:34 pm
    I know someone this happened to. He was in a car crash and woke up speaking Spanish. Thing is though, he spoke pretty god Spanish before the accident, so it was more that he forgot how to speak English than he suddenly knew how to speak Spanish. Very odd.
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    nissanxterra Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 6:36 pm
    Huh Thats pretty cool. Its kinda like that one episode of Ripley`s Where That woman had a stroke and woke up with a British Accent.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    September 22, 2007 at 7:33 pm
    I seriously doubt the credibility of this website. As far as I can tell it`s not a joke like The Onion, but there are some issues. I also saw a story there about a couple of the original cast members of The Brady Bunch having a lesbian affair during the show. But the picture they used of The Brady Bunch was from the movie that made a few years ago, not the original series.

    I have a feeling there are a lot of errors in their stories.

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    thats_nifty Female 13-17
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    September 22, 2007 at 9:05 pm
    that`s crazy. just image what will be next: surgically implanted languages!

    i can`t wait!

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    AndrewST Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 11:05 pm
    I have read up on a few medical reports from hospitals about people speaking different languages during a brain surgery. Languages they didn`t now they could speak.

    I wouldn`t be so quick to toss this one out. We know very little of the human brain, and we use a very small portion of it as well. The human body can respond in very odd ways to trauma.

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    Breena716 Female 18-29
    89 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 1:58 am
    I think it`s funny that 13 years olds are trying to argue the fact that this can happen.
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    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
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    September 23, 2007 at 5:10 am
    So English is the language of people who are brain damaged? lol
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    September 23, 2007 at 1:01 pm
    wow, that`s pretty amazing.
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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2007 at 3:50 pm
    I like how everyone is like THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE IT CANT HAPPEN.

    Do you forget we only use 5% of our brains? Also, do you forget that your using that very same 5% to deduct that it can`t happen?

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    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
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    September 23, 2007 at 4:02 pm
    Maybe he learned loads of English and forgot it and then it all came out...MEh.
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    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
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    September 23, 2007 at 4:04 pm
    I agree Ryan, I thought it was 1% though, maybe thats just me LOL. Someone said that if you use 100% you can fly...strange. Wait you would need wings ha.
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    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2007 at 6:30 pm
    "Unfortunately, the speedway driver`s new found skills didn’t last.."
    Aww that sucks.

    "Hopefully I can pick English up over the winter for the start of next season so I`ll be able to speak it without someone having to hit me over the head first."
    Lol. That`s funny.

    That`s amazing. I have heard something like this before, so I believe it is possible.

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    madskillz Male 13-17
    21 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 8:22 pm
    i should "help my friend learn French }-)
  46. Profile photo of teiso
    teiso Female 18-29
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    September 23, 2007 at 9:33 pm
    First thing I thought, he was only pretending to not know english, and after the crash, he forgot that he was pretending to not know english.
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    Seph Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2007 at 2:58 pm
    Woohoo... I`m from Czech and I wanna speak in English without errors... I`ll try to run my car into wall

    Just cross your fingers I`m on my way to be blessed by English

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