Best and worst accents when speaking English?

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    Aug 24, 2009 2:37 AM GMT
    What's your favorite accent? Whether that is someone who learned English as a second or third language or a native dialect. What's your least favorite?

    As someone who has never lived far away from military bases, I always assumed the majority of Americans spoke with the Middle-American Standard broadcasting accent (what most Americans consider NO accent). Turns out thats not entirely true, but I have a hard time thinking I could ever find a guy hot that had an accent. Foreign (I.E. English, Australian) accents are hard for me to stomach. I don;t mind Scottish or Welsh accents, Irish isn't fun for me though... and most of Europe I want to bludgeon when it comes to speaking...
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    Aug 24, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
    I think Spanish, Japanese, Nigerian, and Russian accents are sexy. Indian accents make me so god damn confused I have no idea what those people are EVER saying.

    FYI, KyleAD, not that you nor the general public should have known this, but there is a difference between accent and dialect. If English is your native tongue and you speak it differently than general English it is considered a dialect. But if English is your second language then if you speak it differently than general English it is considered an accent.

    Accent examples: Anyone who speaks English and it's not their first language and you can tell it's not their first language

    Dialect examples: deep south, hill-billie, valley girl, guido, ebonix, gaybonix, jewbonix, minnesooooodian.

    Of course there's cross-over and that's where it gets confusing. If a Brazilian moves to New York and picks up the New York dialect, he could have both a New York dialect and a Brazilian accent. If a Mexican grows up learning only English but talks with a Mexican accent because everyone else around him speaks Mexican first, well, then I guess he has a fake accent. lol
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    Aug 24, 2009 2:57 AM GMT
    OH I"m Hurt... OH THE PAIN.. OOOOH IT HURTS... OOOOH GAWD... Where is my noose OMG I WANT TO DIE NOW...

    Okay, perhaps I exaggerate a lil icon_razz.gif

    the upper class british accent is the worst, it's just not that sexy most of the time and that like I can't explain it any better then this but, that red neck american accent where they clip the beginning and ending of a lot of words and accentuate a lot of letters, it just sounds stupid.

    I do like American South accents though, they can be very warm and inviting ;)
    I love a German guy speaking english icon_biggrin.gif I like the Irish accent I LOVE it when an irish guy says tirdy tree for 33 icon_biggrin.gif it's just hawt hahaha
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    Aug 24, 2009 3:02 AM GMT
    french accent drives me crazy icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 24, 2009 3:02 AM GMT
    JakeBenson saidnot that you nor the general public should have known this, but there is a difference between accent and dialect. If English is your native tongue and you speak it differently than general English it is considered a dialect. But if English is your second language then if you speak it differently than general English it is considered an accent.

    *beats Jake with a stale bread stick for being irritatingly anal about shit* icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 24, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    I live in Alberta (which is above Montana) and I honestly have a hard time understanding many people who move here from Newfoundland (which is further east than Maine). They sound sort of mush-mouthed to me, so it's got to be my least-favorite.

    My most-favorite would be a New York/Jersey accent, like Bobby Cannavale. I don't why, but it sort of turns me on. I have a thing for German accents, too, when the guy has a really deep voice.
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    Aug 24, 2009 4:06 AM GMT
    JakeBenson saidI think ... Indian accents make me so god damn confused I have no idea what those people are EVER saying.



    NOOOO...cant be....how is this not clear enough?

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    Aug 24, 2009 4:36 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidOH I"m Hurt... OH THE PAIN.. OOOOH IT HURTS... OOOOH GAWD... Where is my noose OMG I WANT TO DIE NOW...

    Okay, perhaps I exaggerate a lil icon_razz.gif



    lilTanker, there is always room for your accent, no matter what it sounds like...
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    Aug 24, 2009 4:37 AM GMT
    KyleAD said
    lilTanker saidOH I"m Hurt... OH THE PAIN.. OOOOH IT HURTS... OOOOH GAWD... Where is my noose OMG I WANT TO DIE NOW...

    Okay, perhaps I exaggerate a lil icon_razz.gif



    lilTanker, there is always room for your accent, no matter what it sounds like...

    Rawr icon_biggrin.gif there had better be, I find it very very hard to remain silent icon_twisted.gif
  • cowboyathlete

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    Aug 24, 2009 4:50 AM GMT
    Back in the mid 1980s I went to an American college in Belgium. A guy from Tennessee was overheard to ask a guy from Scotland if he spoke English. The rest of us died laughing because we had no idea what either one was saying. LMAO
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    Aug 24, 2009 5:04 AM GMT
    I've got one for you. I grew up on the New York/ Quebec border speaking both French and English. My french sounds very "American," almost proper-(not Quebecois). While my English is incredibly French-Canadian, inflection at the end, et al. Soo..what would you call either of those? BTW, nothing gets me going more than a "Northern" accent er dialect..(those stretch across the continent, just love em all!) as well as an Australian/Kiwi- Just plain hot.
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    Aug 24, 2009 5:24 AM GMT
    charlitos saidfrench accent drive me crazy icon_razz.gif


    I second that!
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    Aug 24, 2009 5:28 AM GMT
    Vietnamese... man it's like why bother speaking english lol


    But I sure do like a 'country' accent... not hillbilly lol
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    Aug 24, 2009 5:29 AM GMT
    i am country but i like a lot of different accents
  • dannyboy1101

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    Aug 24, 2009 5:30 AM GMT
    The Brooklyn and Chicago urban accents are really hot on the right people, as well. Australian is ok. Southern US is hit or miss.
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    Aug 24, 2009 5:30 AM GMT
    I'll nominate this one for worst accent:

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    Aug 24, 2009 5:45 AM GMT
    An American without an accent, that would have to be one of the funniest things I've heardicon_lol.gif I love the way the upper Londoners talk; now we are talking not having an accent, but good clean clear English.

    As a True Blue Aussie, of many generations born to Oz, as well not being a townie, or city kid. My Aussie accent is the real thing, and raw, and city kids do not have the same accent as I do have; because it's not an old Aussie accent; albeit they have one, even Australians can talk with an Aussie accent. Many foreigners love my Aussie accent, and one of my Canadian friends keeps saying, "how I sound like a real Aussie"
    , and I reply, because I am one.icon_biggrin.gif But many Americans have trouble understanding meicon_rolleyes.gif

    But I love hearing Russians speaking in English; now thats hot.
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    Aug 24, 2009 5:50 AM GMT
    I find it difficult to understand New York accents - they leave out words, talk to quickly and don't seem to finish the sentence most of the time. Any US West coast accent I usually find attractive.

    Also I don't mind a weak South African accent.
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    Aug 24, 2009 5:59 AM GMT
    Japanese women's accents (strong ones) are really nice.

    I think I'd go for some European/australian accents. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 24, 2009 6:11 AM GMT
    KyleAD saidWhat's your favorite accent? Whether that is someone who learned English as a second or third language or a native dialect. What's your least favorite?

    As someone who has never lived far away from military bases, I always assumed the majority of Americans spoke with the Middle-American Standard broadcasting accent (what most Americans consider NO accent). Turns out thats not entirely true, but I have a hard time thinking I could ever find a guy hot that had an accent. Foreign (I.E. English, Australian) accents are hard for me to stomach. I don;t mind Scottish or Welsh accents, Irish isn't fun for me though... and most of Europe I want to bludgeon when it comes to speaking...

    I'm Argentinian and of course I have an accent but most people can't tell where I'm originally from. I've been told I have a sexy accent,whatever that means. I've been thinking about taking accent erasing lessons.
    I love British accent , very charming.
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    Aug 24, 2009 6:32 AM GMT
    Italian is damn sexy.
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    Aug 24, 2009 6:35 AM GMT
    sundayswim said
    NOOOO...cant be....how is this not clear enough?



    haha...that got me laughing so hard. Just like that Korean guy that sings karaoke on youtube.

    Accents in countries outside of North America, where English is a first language (Australia, South Africa etc.) are interesting.
    Japanese and French (from France) accents are nice. A few Quebecois have cute accents too, especially when they get the h' s all mixed up.
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    Aug 24, 2009 6:44 AM GMT
    Italian, spanish, french, pretty much any latin sound great.
  • metalxracr

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    Aug 24, 2009 7:35 AM GMT
    How are these?



  • barriehomeboy

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    Aug 24, 2009 7:43 AM GMT
    You haven`t heard sexy until you`ve heard a hot french canadian man.