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Accents that you love

Accents, everyone has one. What is your favorite? Least favorite?

*I'm not doing a poll because there are too many different variations and regional components to accents to really do a proper poll.

by Anonymousreply 5806/04/2013

I like the umlaut.

by Anonymousreply 103/25/2013

I love Patricia Highsmith's "accent", though does she really have one? LOVE LOVE!

by Anonymousreply 203/25/2013

I have trouble listening to people from Down Under. The Cockney sound isn't easy to hear.

by Anonymousreply 303/25/2013

I LOVE English accents. Check out these two dreamboats from Downton Abbey. So sexy.

by Anonymousreply 403/25/2013

I love all accents, they are all their own music beautiful in their own way

by Anonymousreply 503/25/2013

R3. Oh dear.

by Anonymousreply 603/25/2013

I can listen to Dominic West's Old Etonian-accented baritone all night long. I know posh accents aren't very popular with today's Britons, but I'd rather listen to Dominic's silky voice than David Beckham's whiny Estuary.

by Anonymousreply 703/25/2013

Australian accents.

by Anonymousreply 803/25/2013

I hate a South African accent and Spanish accents

by Anonymousreply 903/25/2013

R7, I too enjoy West's voice, but with him you are hearing as much educated Irish as you are hearing U English. His Etonian is bolstered by his Trinity (Dublin, dear).

If you want a more pristine English posh (U), listen to Ben Barnes, Emma Watson, or Helena Bonham Carter. Daniel Day-Lewis has it, too, but he has avidly adopted some of the Irish tendencies his father dropped, his father having been raised in England from age four on.

The favor of the moneyed or older-family types in Britain adopting ridiculous slumming traits (even Diana did it) is a false step towards humility, as all they alter is a few vowels and little of their underlying attitude, whatever they pretend.

Me - I like Sutherland Scots, with Edinburgh second. Swoony.

by Anonymousreply 1003/25/2013

You have to have sex with an Aussie, to understand fully, R3. Very, very hot.

by Anonymousreply 1103/25/2013

Clive Davis

by Anonymousreply 1203/25/2013

I usually don't mind Australian accents, but I can not stand Aussies that sound like Orlando Bloom's wife. It's like nails on a chalk board

by Anonymousreply 1303/26/2013

Miranda sounds like how a lot of the younger generation Aussies speak. Ocker is nails on chalkboard to me. Too much twang.

by Anonymousreply 1403/26/2013

An Irish brogue like TMZ's Peter O'Riordan

A genteel Georgia accent

by Anonymousreply 1503/26/2013

A huge relief to admit anonymously that I hate Persian/iranian accents more than any other and....often don't like Persians either--maybe because of their accents! I HATE THAT ACCENT WITH A PASSION!

Don't like South African too much either.

by Anonymousreply 1603/26/2013

I met an extremely handsome man with the most charming, intoxicating voice.

I just had to ask him if he was from France. He said, no, Romania.

by Anonymousreply 1703/26/2013

Really a cliche here--I love French accents except from Quebec. I speak reasonably good French and can recofnizr quebecois a mile away.

Some but not all Italian accents are pleasing.

That is all.

by Anonymousreply 1803/26/2013

Romanian is a romance not a slavic language BUT they do not pronounce English like les vrais francais. The men can be very hot though.

by Anonymousreply 1903/26/2013

Accent grave

by Anonymousreply 2003/26/2013

I like the Scottish one. It's so raw and angry at times with the rolling 'r's and overly pronounced 'u' sound.

by Anonymousreply 2103/26/2013

I agree with Scottish accents! Makes me cream my panties a little bit.

by Anonymousreply 2203/26/2013

South African accents are the most unbearable hands down.

I enjoy Italian accents because it always sounds like they're talking and cooing to a child.

by Anonymousreply 2303/26/2013

Are you looking for foreign accents only? My partner has a soft Southern drawl that is very sexy.

by Anonymousreply 2403/26/2013

Irish; particularly the accent of Cork and Kerry.

by Anonymousreply 2503/26/2013


Incredibly sexy, especially when they say "clothesline".

by Anonymousreply 2603/26/2013

Southern accents and the New York accent both sound like the speaker has about a third grade education.

I like the Norwegian accent. It's very musical.

by Anonymousreply 2703/26/2013

In college I had a crunchy Anglo feminist from Montreal in one of my tutorials and she had an accent that was just to die for. It sounded so much nicer than standard Canadian.

by Anonymousreply 2803/26/2013

Accents of people from the islands like Barbados or Jamaica. It seems like a mix of English and French and has this wonderful rhythm to it.

by Anonymousreply 2903/26/2013

I love the South African accent, Aussie, Scottish and Northern English variants, as well as a genuine Posh accent. Brazilians have an amazing accent; it sounds brilliant in Portuguese and even better in English.

I can't stand slow speakers, though the Southern drawl suits some people, which is why I usually don't like many non-native English accents. European accents are grating but bearable I find.

by Anonymousreply 3003/26/2013

I find the southern accent very ugly. British, only a few are pleasing, most are annoying.

by Anonymousreply 3103/26/2013

I loved Val Kilmer's accent as Doc Holiday in Tombstone.

by Anonymousreply 3203/26/2013

The southern Irish accent, Dublin in particular. Rough but pleasant and definately the oddest of the Irish accents. The Northern irish accent sounds more Scottish and is often hard to understand. Not only love the Irish accent but their way of putting the English language together. Their collequialisms are wonderful and often derived from the translation of Irish Gaelic to English.

by Anonymousreply 3303/26/2013

Russian, especially the women.

by Anonymousreply 3403/26/2013

Scottish accents get me hot and bothered. Followed closely by Russian accents.

by Anonymousreply 3503/26/2013

R28, Anglo Montrealers all have amazingly great voices, both the men and the women. The rest of Canada sound like yokels in comparison.

by Anonymousreply 3603/26/2013

No one likes German accents?

by Anonymousreply 3703/26/2013

Gay accent!

by Anonymousreply 3803/26/2013

I lubb a Joysee accent.

by Anonymousreply 3903/26/2013

Favorite Accents: German and Italian

Worst Accents: British and Dutch

by Anonymousreply 4003/26/2013

Oh, dry up, R5...

by Anonymousreply 4103/26/2013

I'm partial to Shane Klinginsmith's accent!

by Anonymousreply 4203/26/2013

What's an example of an Anglo Montreal accent?

by Anonymousreply 4303/26/2013

Some French people speaking English sounds great. Some Americans sound awful, I actually have to say that the Brits speak the most pleasant English. Most Aussies sound unsophisticated and cringe worthy. Some Spaniards speaking English sounds terrible, esp Penelope Cruz.

by Anonymousreply 4403/26/2013

Chinese accent gives me a hard on.

by Anonymousreply 4506/04/2013

Locust Valley Lockjaw

by Anonymousreply 4606/04/2013

New Zealand

by Anonymousreply 4706/04/2013

A lot of the Scottish ones with Irish accents just pipping them to the post

by Anonymousreply 4806/04/2013

I like to hear Arianna Huffington talk. Her accent is one of the few that sounds pleasant to me.

The worst? Easily Spanish from Mexico. Absolutely disgusting some of the time. On the other hand, I've heard Spanish from Spain that's not too bad.

by Anonymousreply 4906/04/2013

Argentinian accent!

by Anonymousreply 5006/04/2013

Indian - crisp British english with some musicality.

by Anonymousreply 5106/04/2013

I like most English accents, most Scottish accents and the Argentinian accent.

by Anonymousreply 5206/04/2013


by Anonymousreply 5306/04/2013

[quote]Southern accents and the New York accent both sound like the speaker has about a third grade education.

Oh you truly are an idiot. You do realize that there are many MANY different variations of southern and New York accents. No I don't guess you do. Twit.

by Anonymousreply 5406/04/2013

Southern, especially Georgia and the Carolinas.


Northern England (especially around Newcastle)

Northern Italian

Like nails on a chalkboard: Brooklynese and Southie. Dear god! Kill me now!

by Anonymousreply 5506/04/2013

Lots of Caribbean accents - Cuban Spanish sounds so cool. I can't understand it, because they talk so fast, but it sounds great. I had a Barbadian classmate in law school and loved to hear him talk. And Jamaican might be the best accent for English speakers.

by Anonymousreply 5606/04/2013

R54, just like your nubbin it's ok today to have an annoying accent.

by Anonymousreply 5706/04/2013

[quote]like your nubbin it's ok

What does this mean?

by Anonymousreply 5806/04/2013
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