But even if you're from the smallest lamest town, your British beau will love your accent as much as you love his. It clearly goes in order of length. Find out who you've been crossing paths with on. Either way, it's an interesting accent and I like the way it sounds. Still, it was a fun thought exercise.
It acts as a conversation starter if nothing else and is, on a level somewhat below that of sporadic street fellatio, quite an admired feature. It's a little bit clumsy, she says. And yes the vast majority of American women are attracted to the British Accent. Sociolinguists have used what's called a matched-guise test, in which listeners blindly rate accents based on certain qualities. If the data suggests this, we could assume that genetic diversity is a contributing factor, because foreigners are less likely to share certain traits. When explaining that Bedford is 50 miles north of London I was asked oh so like Manchester? But for Europeans, Margot says, the Italian accent holds that title. For example, I fell as though men are attracted to things other than accents.
It's inherently sexy to have someone say sentences in your native tongue in a slightly different and more poetic way than you would say them. I don't recognize anything different about it from other scottish accents, mostly because the only scot I hear is gordon ramsey. As for the more typical Canadian accent, it pretty much sounds like Americans aboot 99% of the time except they have their own annoying idiosyncrasies. Research in the field of linguistics shows that our perception of accents has more to do with social and cultural associations than the way foreign accents actually sound. I can tell Asian accents apart pretty accurately, due to where I work and where I live, but European accents are a total mystery to me. Devoid of an array of sports and instruments, I realised I was nowhere near as talented.
The results have shown that some accents sound appealing and intelligent, while others sound less so. I'm sure I'm forgetting some more accents I find sexy. Obviously, there are many accents and subdialects of English spoken in Britain. The website I provided in my previous comment leads to an article that goes more in depth on the subject. There are very few famous people from Dundee and the only two that Americans might possibly know - the actor Brian Cox and the politician George Galloway - are both the Dundee-born children of Irish families and don't have typical Dundonian accents.
You gave us Princess Diana and Elton John! I've noticed that at least some of the differences between the british accent and the american accent would be that in America people tend to say things faster. So let's start with what we know. In the video you posted above, the guy just sounds scottish to me. CowMuffins said: ValkyrieGoddess said: CowMuffins said: ValkyrieGoddess said: I have a thing for accents in general. If I find a woman attractive then I will be delighted if she speaks English with any of the following accents: British, Southern, Bostonian, French, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Irish, Russian, Australian, New Zealand, Klingon, Dothraki, or inner-city Chicago.
I have the most horrible accent ever and men in general love to hear me talk. And the Gaelic name for Edinburgh is Dùn Èideann which is very close to Dúnedain but I don't think there is a connection. Hollywood has trained Americans to think that Brits are smart and villains who speak with a British accent are particularly clever. The accent figures in marketing, too, to make seem fancier and places more desirable. With other nationalities I have found it not to be that way. People almost always place me from Cincinnati because we say Please? Thongs are flip-flops, you pervs. I can only attest to the sexiness of British accents to American women, especially me.
Now, I want to swiftly move past the notion of drowning in a tumble dryer to address the issue that this semi-fictional quote does in fact summarize quite nicely the British understanding of having an accent in America; that being, that it allows you to pretty much get with any girl at any time in any place. If you've not yet found that special person from across the pond, don't panic. A little naughty mixed with nice. The appeal has to do with seeming exotic or worldly, she says, and she likes the way the words sound. He also liked to use it a lot because he is from there and Daily Show was taped there.
A study taking all of the above into account might resemble this: An English-speaking group of 30 heterosexual men and 30 heterosexual women of differing nationalities are situated in individual rooms. I know what you mean about John Oliver's use of accents. Simply opening their mouth and walking towards you can mean that from a scouser. Allure in relation to accents is almost impossible to test experimentally; a standardized, double blind placebo trial wouldn't work, for obvious reasons; chemical manipulation wouldn't yield the right results, or at least the results being sought. Separating this accent out from the typical American accent is probably a personal thing.