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and Swiss German?
NOT sexy

But I hasten to add it sounds cute, in a way :-)
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Old 16.10.2011, 15:49
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Re: Sorry British Guys.....

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They all sound the same to most non-Brits.
Yep, can confirm that except for Wale. A friend of mine, nice chap! Can't understand anything he says... it is like he talks with a hot potato in his mouth.

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Which British accent does it refer to? There are many...
Yes- I believe there is no such thing as a "British" accent. Where are our linguists?

Personally I think Scottish is the sexiest accent per se
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Old 16.10.2011, 15:55
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Re: Sorry British Guys.....

Oh yes, the Scottish accent is delightful in gents
Ladies too certainly, but I'm not that way inclined, so I can't really tell.
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Oh yes, the Scottish accent is delightful in gents
So rural, rustic, wild like the Highlands oh boy (where is MG's sil?) will be away for a while...
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Old 16.10.2011, 16:01
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Which British accent does it refer to? There are many...
All of them with the exception of the one from the Liverpool area
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Old 16.10.2011, 16:02
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Yep, can confirm that except for Wale. A friend of mine, nice chap! Can't understand anything he says... it is like he talks with a hot potato in his mouth.
But there's a difference between not hearing different accents in a non-native language and just being ignorant.

I expect you can hear the difference between a Parisien and someone from Marseilles.
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Old 16.10.2011, 16:06
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Scottish accent for me any time.
Do you remember Desmond, a character from Lost played by Henry Ian Cusick?
*swoon*

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I am baffled by the rankings of the Strian accent.
Yeah... me too. But then if it is attached to the likes of Hugh Jackman or Simon Baker, I am happy not to let little things get in the way..

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Which British accent does it refer to? There are many...
If he has nothing intelligent to say, no amount of plum-training is going to make a guy look good.

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Old 16.10.2011, 16:12
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Re: Sorry British Guys.....

When I was in the States, everyone commented on how charming my English accent was. Almost without exception.

I find the voices of guys with almost any foreign accent (even German) sexy, with the exception Brummie
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Old 16.10.2011, 16:12
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Interesting to note that the top five accents for women are ones that I can't understand when they speak English......maybe what they say is just not that important

Also, "low-lighting, soft music" etc isn't what we think of when we think of the Brits - I think of tea and Victorian furniture!
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Old 16.10.2011, 16:42
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Re: Sorry British Guys.....

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I am baffled by the rankings of the Strian accent.
I'm sure both the Austrailian and "British" accents have fallen off because Americans are just tired of hearing them.

Several years ago, there was another study done that found Americans LOVED these two accents, and could be sold ANYTHING if the spokesperson had one of these lovely accents. In the last 5 years or so, almost 2 out of 3 television advertisements are done with these accents. They even started putting at least one news anchor on each show with them (CNN international anyone?). Part of the charm used to be they weren't overly common to hear. I'm sure it's just a bit of "British" fatigue.

By the way, I totally agree that there isn't really a British accent (hence the quotes). It's similar in the sense that there is no real American accent either, since they can vary so drastically from region to region. But I still do love a good Irish brouge, Scottish coming in a close second.
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Old 16.10.2011, 16:51
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Re: Sorry British Guys.....

I recall Juanita Phillips was a hit on CNN

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juanita_Phillips

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Scottish accent for me any time.
Do you remember Desmond, a character from Lost played by Henry Ian Cusick?
*swoon*
Oh yeah, and Sean Connery!
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Old 16.10.2011, 17:09
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Re: Sorry British Guys.....

David Niven's accent or even C3PO seriously !!
All Bristish theatre accents are very attractive.
Also the Quest guy on CNN has a charming one.
The American accent can seem a bit loud in comparison, to my native ears.

Swiss and French speaking English also have a lovely lilt, especially when they mess up the vocabulary, charming
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Old 16.10.2011, 17:28
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Re: Sorry British Guys.....

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Aye, they do an' tha' lad. Ahm reetin' a book 'bowt it. "'Ow Yorkshire came t'dominant world language'.

I suspect the poll is refering to my "English for foreigners" accent.
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I guess they did not see this before assigning the 1st position to Italian:
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Old 16.10.2011, 20:16
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Not bad at all. It's rather nice when people make such an effot to speak English. He reminds me of Marcello Mastroianni in La Dolce Vità.
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Re: Sorry British Guys.....

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NO NO NO DB yours is truly unique.

Mind you, mine is too - nobody has ever guessed my accent correctly (in English) Been 'accused' of being Welsh and South African (my native tongue being French of course).
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Old 16.10.2011, 22:58
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Re: Sorry British Guys.....

What kind of poll is this? How can Canadian accents place #9? It's not sexy! And who even knows what a Canadian accent is, except other Canadians? Something in the milk ain't clean, I say. (I'm not saying Canadian guys aren't sexy.)

As for British accents, they're still pretty sexy, except for the ones I hear on those Essex and Chelsea reality shows...
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