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#1434: Foreign Accent Syndrome

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Original Air Date: 08.23.2014

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This week on Car Talk, a Massachusetts man begins speaking with a French accent after an accident. Thus we are introduced to Foreign Accent Syndrome, a neurological oddity which Tommy will be happy to explain, if he can ever stop laughing. Elsewhere, what goes in, must come out—unless ”it” is a piece of the Berlin Wall, stuffed into the trunk of a BMW. A few thousand miles away, John is having the opposite problem—his Bronco’s dipstick refuses to stay in. Also, should Julie fess up about her fender bender in the family van? And, Crystie dropped a nail into her gas tank, and is worried about an explosion. Her mechanic and the Chevy dealer refuse to take her seriously—and she thinks Tom and Ray will? Find out, this week on Car Talk.

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Segment 1
Show Open: Has Car Talk gone elitist?

Segment 2
El Nino has affected my car. Also, we can tell you like a lot of hair-brained theories, "Chet."

Segment 3
A little bit of history in the trunk--forever?

Segment 4
2nd Open: Foreign Accent Syndrome

Segment 5
Is it mechanical, electrical, meteorological, geological, psychological, or theological?

Segment 6
Your Chevy dealer wouldn't take you seriously, and you thought we would?

Segment 7
"You'll be dead in an hour (you moron)!"

Segment 8
3rd Open: Who's Click and who's Clack?

Segment 9
My disptick keeps popping out.

Segment 10
We've alsways been proponents of Absolute Truth....but hold on.

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by Slagpit

Any chance of a download for the song from the first break?

Great show!

by pattilou52

I laughed a lot, which is so good for the heart and soul, thanks guys!

Favorite Moment: The laughter exploding about the post -accident French accent.

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