Saturday, December 8, 2012

What Is The World's Sexiest Accent?

Sometimes it's not what you say but how you said it. We've been looking into which accents are most likely to help you convince somebody that they should share their genetic material with you.

This list is hardly definitive. You can't always expect your accent entice members of the opposite sex. Following some research and our personal preferences, we think we have a decent short-list of contenders for the title of world's sexiest language. Here they are in alphabetical order.

American, Southern American

Though it's not at the top of everyone's list, the American accent is well-known and can be very popular, especially if you're from the Deep South. There's something very friendly about the accent which can do its speakers a great favour if they're trying to get someone in the sack. Yeehaw!


This cowgirl sure knows how to use a lasso!

Australian

This one crops up quite a bit in lists... most people are probably thinking of Kylie Minogue and Nicole Kidman, which doesn't hurt. The film Australia could help put this accent in the running, plus you can't forget that Australians are viewed as some of the most fun-loving and friendly people on the planet.

Brazilian Portuguese

Given that Brazilians are already considered sexy, they didn't really need a sexy accent. Nevertheless, they have one and it's definitely sexy. The home of Carnival is full of people with a beautiful not quite Spanish and not quite French sounding accent. It's really a winning combination.

British, Oxford British

Not really an accent that would conjure up the idea of a party animal. This accent is adored by everyone looking for their very own Mr. Darcy. The sophistication that goes with the accent conjures up visions of culture, Downton Abbey and helps people forget that their skin is as pale as paper.


We didn't dare to tease the ladies with a
mention of Mr. Darcy...

French

The language of love was bound to figure in this list. The musical nature of French helps it rank highly on most lists you'll find. Given their fame for being exceptional lovers, the French probably don't mind this stereotype. That said, they've got a big reputation to live up to.

Irish

They have the luck of the Irish when it comes to the accent department. We are of course talking about the Irish accent from the Republic of Ireland and not Northern Ireland. Friendly, melodic and soft, except when they've had a few too many pints of Guinness.

Italian

Famed for being passionate, Italians have the accent to match. A few rolled r's and most people feel their legs miraculously turn to jelly.

Russian

James Bond wasn't the only person with a soft-spot for a Russian accent. He liked to think he was in control but we reckon he was powerless against their accent.

Scottish

The Scottish accent is not only considered sexy but it's also one of the best-trusted accents in the UK. If you need somebody to tell you bad news or convince you to buy something, you better have a Scottish accent. Of course, we're referring to the classic soft-spoken Scottish accents and not the howling of Rab C. Nesbitt.

Think Sean Connery as James Bond.
Does a sexier accent really exist?

South African, Afrikaans

A fun and friendly accent. The apparent mixing up of vowels keeps people listening attentively, while just hearing them say the name of their homeland will get your blood pumping.

Spanish

Definitely one of our favourites. It's fiery, passionate and very percussive. We love those rolled r's! It certainly helps that they see a lot of the sun and generally tend to be gorgeous people. Well done Spain.

Swedish

Aside from the stereotype of being stunning and blonde (or blond in the case of the men), the Swedes have it good in the accent department. They don't sound like the chef from The Muppets either.

Thinking of these accents is getting us a little hot so we best stop. Which ones do it for you? Are there any that need to be added to the list or taken away? Tell us below in the comments.