I had to share this ludicrous story with someone. It was reported in the news as if the medical condition is real. A 50-year-old woman began speaking in a "strong European accent" though she has never been out of the United States. The case was even featured on a Discovery Channel show! Supposedly, only 50 or 60 cases of "Foreign Accent Syndrome" exist. Really? Personally, I am not buying this. I mean if the lady started speaking a foreign language then I would be more intrigued. Calling this a medical disorder, however, seems a little over the top. I may be going on a limb here but wouldn't you call someone who spontaneously starts speaking with an accent....... an ACTOR! And I believe there have been millions of them over the centuries. Some are better than others. Acting isn't deadly (most of the time). Acting isn't contagious. And acting isn't a disease.