Whether you’re travelling within your own country or heading somewhere internationally, the topic of accents will more than likely come up, often with someone saying: ‘Oh I love their accents here, it so sexy/romantic/different!’ And inevitably, the question of ‘what is the sexiest accent’ will come up… let’s face it, everyone has had this debate…
But now, thanks to Big 7 Travel New Zealanders can hold their voice boxes high, as a recent poll on the website asked their immense following to confess what they thought was the sexiest accent in the world; and the results were that the wonderful lilt of the New Zealand dialect got most of the reader’s engines running.
Big 7 described their crucial world-shattering poll as such: “Here at Big 7 Travel, we’re all about inspiring people to visit somewhere new. There’s almost 7,000 languages in the world, with even more varieties of accents, but which is the best?” And by ‘best’ they mean hottest, and Kiwi won:
“To a novice ear, the New Zealand accent might sound just like the Australian accent, but Big 7 Travel readers disagree. The ‘Newzild’ dialect is outrageously charming.”
My personal choice, the Irish accent came in the 3rd (which is outrageous, have you not listened to Jamie Dornan being interviewed?), and the South African accent came in 2nd.
From among the literally termed Romance Languages; Italian came in 4th (yeah, I know!), French came in 7th, and Spanish came in 8th.
Southern U.S.A placed well in 9th due to the fact that apparently no one can ‘resist a slow, Texan drawl’. The New Yorker accent was far less favorably looked upon though, as it placed only 44th, and was described as, ‘Fast and hypernasal, yet quite charming at times,’ which is doubtless to have people in an uproar, and rightly so, I love the New York accent!