Accents and hotness

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  1. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    I had a girls' night on Sunday and, as oft happens when we get together and have a couple of glasses of wine, the conversation turned to the shallow and superficial. One topic of discussion was which accents make a guy seem more attractive, and which ones less so.

    The list we came up with:

    Accents with a positive effect on attractiveness: Scottish, Irish, Spanish, Italian, any Scandanavian, Aussie, Kiwi, middle- or upper-class English

    Accents that make an attractive man more attractive, and an unattractive man less attractive: French, German, Russian, Scouser, Manchunian, Geordie, Middle Eastern

    Accents that have a negative effect on hotness: Newfie, hoser, southern US, New England, Bronx/Brooklin/Queens etc., cockney, Cornish

    Neutral/no pattern: all Asian, Indian, South African

    Thoughts?
  2. emason

    emason Well-Known Member

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    Your accent categories are a little broad. For instance, there is no such thing as a New England accent. I'm from Western Mass. and have a very identifiable and totally different accent than someone from Boston or someone from Maine.

    As to hotness, I have no opinion.
  3. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    Yes there are obvious ranges within most of these categories. There are many different Scottish accents, as just one example. But we were unanimous in our opinion that all New England accents -- Bostonian, Maine, Vermont, etc. -- had the same negative effect on hotness. And all Scottish accents had a positive rating.

    But seriously, are you going to get that picky about such a superficial subject? :lol:
  4. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

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    I don't think a cute accent makes an unattractive men less atractive. If anything it's bonus point that could offset his "unattractiveness".

    I love all European accent and anyone from Down Under :hat1:.
  5. AliasJohnDoe

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    When I hear an Aussie accent, I lose control of all reasoning. :swoon:
  6. Lanie

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    For me, it's Aussie, English, and Scottish. Of any kind, really... I think they enhance attractiveness. I don't even know why.

    I want Gerard Butler and Henry Cavill to record the dictionary together, so I can listen to it all the time. :swoon:
  7. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

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    Visions of Gerard Butler in my mind now....yum. Yum yum yum.....
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    Brazilian and Portuguese.
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  10. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    Um, hot or not? Dare I ask?
  11. Artemis@BC

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    It was only for those particular accents. For example: cute guy with Russian accent is extra cute ... but sleezy gangster/pimp type is even less attractive when he has a Russian accent.

    Did I mention wine was involved? :eek:
  12. JerseySlore

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    At your own risk :EVILLE:

    For more serious answer, I always found Aussie ladies incredibly attractive.
    Elle MacPherson :swoon:
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    I really like new castle and scottish accent.

    I can't stand Chinese/vietnamese accent or their language.. sounds like they are mad.
  14. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

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    Well, there goes your invitation to the next family gathering. :p
  15. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Well for me Irish or Scottish.

    There is a young French guy who works for my company who has a gorgeous accent. I only get to see him occaisionally. Got to dance with him at the Christmas party.

    I can't believe that people find the Aussie accent attractive. Yes I know I am one of them. Although it depends if they are bogans or not. There was a great documentary about the development of the Australian accent because we do have so many different kinds.
  16. Lanie

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    Oh, yeah. :swoon: You have good taste! (My mom makes fun of me. "He's almost 17 years older than you!" "So? YOU think he's hot." "Yes, but I'm almost 62, I can be a cougar." :rofl: )

    AW, I had a co-worker from Adelaide and I thought his accent was just darling. Attractive, but more on the cute side.
  17. GarrAarghHrumph

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    OMG, the Boston accent is :so hot: Have you seen/heard Mark Wahlberg? :fans self: Not as a young cocky baaahstuhd, mind. But as an older, confident actor: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:10,s:64&biw=1188&bih=614

    Or my goodness, Matt Damon:
    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...a=X&ei=VoQ_TeG4K4Wdlgf_6LWaAw&ved=0CCUQ9QEwAQ

    I mean, not that I'm biased or anything being from Boston myself ;)
  18. zhenya271

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    I wish Gerard Butler would use his actual accent more often in films. It's a real shame!
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    Hot-European. Latin
    Semi-hot-Aussie, Kiwi
    Neutral-Middle Eastern, African, Western US
    Semi-neutral-Asian, except Southeast Asian, Cantonese, Eastern US
    Not Hot-Vietnamese, Cantonese, Cambodian, Filipino, Laotian, Thai, Southern, Midwest US
  20. missflick

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    Me too. Big soft spot for those.
  21. UMBS Go Blue

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    :fragile: :wuzrobbed

    :cheer2: :40beers: :respec:

    Of course, my standard response when people ask me why I don't have a Boston accent is that I'm not Irish or Italian. :shuffle:
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    Me three. Top two, with Irish coming out slightly ahead.
  23. VIETgrlTerifa

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    I still think Gerard Butler was at his hottest in the film Dear Frankie. I haven't really liked him as much in his other roles.
  24. Lanie

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    Oh, God, did I start a thread drift? :rofl: I haven't seen it but I heard it was wonderful.

    I really love chick flicks so I loved PS I Love You. :shuffle:

    I'm going to stop now.

    Listen to Henry Cavill. That accent...that voice...nom.
  25. PrincessLeppard

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    You do realize this is considered the most "neutral" of the accents? That's why all the call centers in the US are here? Our boringness makes us not hot. :drama:
  26. Cyn

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    I'll agree that a hard Southern "redneck" accent can be pretty unattractive, especially if you're not accustomed to it.

    However, the genteel, Southern drawl (when not overdone) can be quite :swoon: .

    As for hot or not,

    Scottish, Dutch, Scandinavian, German, Russian - when I hear those, I become Jamie Lee Curtis in A Fish Called Wanda :rofl:

    Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, SE Asian, and Italian accents do nothing for me, no matter how hot the guy/girl might be.
  27. zhenya271

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    That was the film when I first discovered him. I don't understand why that film is underated. I also love him in RocknRolla. He's so funny in that one and hot too!
  28. gingercrush

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    No love for Canadian accents?

    I do.

    And Southern US - Ooh I like. And I like South African accents. There's something seriously rugged about them.

    And there seems to be this idea that redneck/trailer trash/cocky accents aren't hot. Yes they are.
  29. Cyn

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    I guess it depends on whose mouth the accent is coming from.

    Case in point: Matthew McConaughey? Attractive. Larry the Cable Guy? Not so much.
  30. zhenya271

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    Harry Connick Jr.:swoon:
  31. GarrAarghHrumph

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    Oh, goodness, yes. Man just gets better looking as he ages.

    But his NOLA accent does make him hotter. That's an accent I do like. South Carolina is also one that can be very, very nice - it has that "genteel" sound to it that someone else had mentioned.
  32. VIETgrlTerifa

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    Here's another thread drift. On Netflix instant watch, there's a movie from 2004 called I Capture the Castle and Cavill was pretty smokin' in that one. BTW, the movie was excellent and also stars Bill Nighy, Rose Byrne (love her), and Elliot from ET. There was actually a lot of great British actors in that one, many of them didn't become "famous" till later on.
  33. Bev Johnston

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    What? We have accents here in the Midwest?

    I find that any UK/Australian/South African accent can take a mildly attractive man and turn him into a SEX GOD.

    I worked with a man from Montreal who had a :swoon: accent. He was also very attractive before he ever opened his mouth, so the accent didn't really make a difference.
  34. antmanb

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    Irish accents very much depends for me - northern irish soooooo not, southern Irish yeeeeeeees!

    Ant
  35. essence_of_soy

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    As an Australian, that's hilarious. Most Aussies have such flat sounding voices (including my own for that matter).
  36. zhenya271

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    Yeah, what was that one girl thinking?! Elliot or Henry Cavill? :rolleyes:
  37. AliasJohnDoe

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    That phrase alone made my pants drop to my ankles. :swoon:
  38. DAngel

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    You need to get a belt :rofl:
  39. susan6

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    French and Italian accents are hot. I can't watch Top Chef without feeling frisky. German accents....not so much.
  40. Artemis@BC

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    Well, there's a huge range of "Canadian accents" of course, and if you are Canadian then "ordinary Canadian" is no accent at all. :cool:

    We listed Newfie and hoser as being non-hot accents, but actually got into a discussion about that. Newfie & hoser accents make a guy seem less cute physically, but since so many Newfies and hosers are hilarous comedians, and being funny increases a guy's overall attractiveness ...

    French-Canadian accents can be hot when they're speaking English; but when they're speaking Quebecois French it's decidedly non-hot. Quebecois French is very gutteral sounding compared to French-French, not appealing at all IMO.
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