On March 7, 2010, 38-year- old Sarah Colwill woke up to discover that her customary Plymouth(UK)pronunciation had gone – replaced with a Chinese accent. According to her in a BBC documentary titled”The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese
After suffering a severe migraine,she was rushed to hospital only for doctors to be left baffled after she developed a strong Chinese accent.
‘It’s just been such a horrible thing to go through,’ she sobs in the opening scenes of the documentary.
‘People automatically assume I’m foreign, for a start, then they like to try and work out where I might be from.’