Can a language accent be sexy? We thought that would go more with the person speaking than with the accent itself, but it seems that not … We already know the sexiest accent in the world, and surely it is not what you expected.
Words are our most powerful means of communication, but the form and intonation we use to pronounce them can also say a lot about us. There are many accents , even within the same language, and it seems some are sexier than others …
The Time Out medium , via TICbeat , has asked 37,000 people from around the world which accent they consider the most sensual , and the winner has been surprising. Traditionally accents like French or Italian have been considered sexy, at least in Spain, but for the rest of the world the sexiest accent is … British … It received 25% of the votes.
You may think that he won because many people from his country voted for him, but it is not like that. The votes came from Sweden, China, India and the United States. It is very successful in Asia , as it also won in Japan, South Korea and Malaysia. In the UK they voted for Irish and in Ireland for Scottish … And in what position were other languages?
In second place in the survey was the French language , with 16% of the votes. Like a lot in Australia, Brazil, Russia and Turkey, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. The third position is for the Italian language , with 15% of the votes. He was voted in Spain, Portugal and France.
In fourth place is the Spanish accent, which exceeds 10% of the votes, followed by the Irish. By way of curiosity, the only country that voted for itself was Thailand. The survey also collects the cities with the sexiest accent . Here the winners were London, Paris, Rome, Edinburgh, Porto and Madrid.
There are many stereotypes in this type of survey, because a language has many different accents, which sound very different. But it is interesting because it allows us to discover how accents convey different sensations in Europe or Asia , probably depending on how the native language of each of us sounds.