An Englishman who listened incessantly to the music of French artist, Dominique A, started to speak English as if he, himself were French - complete with a French accent!
Travelling on a Finnair flight back to Manchester in 2012, Moys Kenwood scanned through the selections available in the airline's music entertainment section. His eyes fell upon the 'Vers les lueurs' album by Dominique A, hitherto unknown to him. He listened, and decided, there and then, at 35,000 feet, to buy this album.
Over the years, he has bought more, and listened to others on YouTube, but his friends have now started to notice a change in Kenwood. One said:
"He's started to sound French, even when he's speaking English. He tends to say 'Bon!' a lot. He's demented!"
Another, who has known Kenwood for nearly 50 years said:
"He now slips what I take to be French words and phrases into our conversations. I ignore this, but he looks different as well. He's started to wear a beret, and has a dour, grumpy look on his face, a bit à la Serge Gainsbourg."