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2013-08-30 04:20:31

LONDON, August 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Speak Easily's new eBook, How to Lose Your Accent, makes the accent reduction course from London's most successful elocution lessons [http://www.speak-easily.com ] available to people throughout the world. Speakers of English as a second language can now learn the practical solution to speaking with a Received Pronunciation (RP) accent, (often known as Standard English, or BBC English) where they want, when they want and how they want....

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2011-05-07 06:05:00

A 56-year-old Oregon woman awoke from sedation after dental implant surgery speaking in a British accent, in what some say may be a case of 'foreign accent syndrome' -- a rare, but very real, speech disorder. Appearing Thursday on NBC's "Today" show, Karen Butler of Toledo, OR, described the accent as an odd mixture of Irish, Scottish and northern British, with perhaps a dash of Australian and South African. "And I can't make it be something that it isn't. You can pretend to have a southern...