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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Random Thought

We all know that anything sounds better, more palatable, when it's said in an accent. I'm talking from the American perspective, mind you, and our love affair with accents, especially British, Australian, and French (Irish and Scottish are in there too...). Male or female, if you have an accent and you're visiting the States, you don't have to be particularly attractive to score with the opposite sex. Or the same sex, for that matter.

What I want to know is, is there a country in the world where an American accent of any sort is considered sexy? Does anyone out there hear "Yo, dude!" surfer talk or the ubiquitous "Oh my GOD" of the very real Valley Girl and think, "Damn, that brainless dialect is sexy!" Or the flat nasality of New York or New Jersey...does that turn anyone on? Does anyone find any American accents sexy? C'mon, tell the truth! Or are we just here to make the rest of the world sound good?

5 Comments:

  • At 6:58 PM, Blogger DEREK said…

    Ya'll don't forget the country twang of the south you hear!

     
  • At 9:34 AM, Blogger zhadi said…

    Oh, I'm not forgetting the various country twangs of the south...there are such a wide variety to choose from, some more seductive and some more grating than others. The difference between a gentle drawl and someone telling you that you got a mighty purty mouth, k'know?

     
  • At 3:46 PM, Blogger ardlair said…

    I can admit to a certain stirring in the nether regions when I hear "have a nice day" in New Orleans speak.

     
  • At 1:18 PM, Blogger zhadi said…

    Okay, so at least one American accent stirs nether regions. That's good to know.

     
  • At 2:27 PM, Blogger FreeThinker said…

    I know we're all supposed to be extra nice to all things New Orleans right now ... but, sorry, despite the traces of French, that N'awlins-speak is NOT sexy ...

     

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