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I think it does. I want to go out with a foreigner. I love foreign accents.
If you are French or Irish: yes. Or Italian. Or probably Spanish. Or Russian. Actually, maybe not Russian. Definitely though bad thing though. But Portuguese? No. Australian? Bleh. And... that's all the countries I know.
others, absolutely not. [italian/spanish: ew.] maybe i'm just a massive racist.
it depends on the country of origin.
does your love of foreign accents extend to places like South Africa, New Zealand, Australia?
No sure on the others.
is possibly the world's least sexy accent.
"hev oy taald you letley that oy laarve you?"
I'm sitting here in an australian office and the screeching nasal voices of the outer-suburban dwelling sales girls currently pummelling my ears aint real sexy.
Im an aussie and I was once seeing this chick from Derbyshire and her accent did it for me.
(he's South African)
I'm a New Zealander so I had no idea that our accent sounds so unattractive to outsiders :(
A lot of New Zealanders also hate Australian and South African accents so surely we don't sound too similar to them?
though there are subtle differences.
I think it's awesome. Ignore the haters!
Icelandic, Russian, Japanese, Brazilian.
best accent ever!!!
it just means you do not have a fat arse, skin wings and a disgusting attitude toward life in general.
* results may vary
when you're foreign all english accents sound pretty much the same.
I do kind of think they all sound the same.
Besides, even if you can differentiate those chinese accents you can still gather a kind of average chinese accent. Like when you compare american and british english, you know the letters that are gonna be pronounced differently (like "r") and sounds that are gonna either be more closed or more open even if you do have lots of american accents and british ones.
particularly Southern and Mid-West dialects, they're massively attractive.
Ultimately, if you like the girl (or guy) you'll pprobably end up loving the accent too.
I thought I didn't like northern accents until I briefly dated a northerner and found his accent very cute.
Now of course I hate them again.
are awful. Pretty indistinctive and what is distinctive is crap sounding.
I am probably biased as I have a resentment of the accent.
but then the only places I've ever been properly hit on have been abroad
Everyone in iceland is hot by defult
Nordic peoples in general are pretty amazing.
A disproportionately large number of them appear to be stunningly attractive and they're nice, cultured, very well educated and invariably speak better English than people in the UK.
He claims that his English rather than Swedish has improved in the 6 months he has been there
if you're chinese, let me tell you!
'vaguely welsh' to be more so.
its nice to have something a bit more pure on occasions :)
Damn, she was hot. But she also didnt speak any english, so I had to speak my spanish to her. How amazing am I?*Then she went back to spain after 2 months :(
^ wrongness alarm going off.
quarter italian, quarter irish.
that my American girlfriend wouldn't like me as much if I didn't have a British accent. It means I can just say random innocuous stuff and she starts cooing at me all over the place.
Although tbf, I do find an American accent pretty hot as well.
But coming from North East England does.
I love smoggie accents.
they're just bitter at not being geordies or yorkshire folk.
Their accent is an amalgamation of both and i think the smog has an effect on the vocal chords let alone the brain!!
Scandinavia in general. I used to know this really hot Norwegian girl... mmm :)
Australia, SA and NZ are total borderline. I suppose the same way I have no problem with most British accents, but HATE brummie.
There are a lot of very lovely Polish girls.
But my big winner, has to be anyone from any remote island in Scotland. I myself am Scottish, so it's not really foreign, but they are quite far away, so I guess that counts! Girls from the Hebrides and Shetland sound fantastical! :)
I love international relations
well, having a sexy foreign accent anyway.
from experience I would say no. But I don't look like a foreigner either, so that probably has something to do with it.
But I quite like Scottish and Irish accents, and when I was travelling I met many Australians who were first rate peole. Everyone at home was hoping I'd bring back a guy with an accent.
I'm pretty sure I saw something about it on a robert winston programme: something about there being less chance off inbreeding and therefore stronger offspring. There was some other shit too that I can't remember.
That said, I think i will fancy any european. Or american. Hell, i'll fancy anyone that isn't scottish.
I find the accent mundane/horrible, due to me living in glasgow and being a middle class prick, and therefore being surrounded only by screeching guttural idiots or faux-southerners (people from edinburgh).
However, it pleases me that somebody foreign would find my accent sexy, as they are my "target market".
I'm going to live in France for a year with my uni course I shall embark on; then it's GO TIME for the accent.
And it's also fortunate that france is my sexiest country.
there's no genetic compulsion in human beings to be attracted to people with funny accents
Foreign people's pheremones are more sexy cos if you had a kid it would be better than some other kid, apparently.
but the main angle of this thread seems to be being attracted to accents, rather than people who are genetically different. i doubt any part of robert winston's hypothesis was "dude, i could totally listen to french chicks talkin aaaaall fuckin day"
I've heard that Polish girls are all attractive, and that all Polish boys are ugly.
In Spain, anyways. Girls =hot, boys= short and greasy
on my course who's really nice, and she has a gorgeous sweet accent. so maybe.
and the fact that along with the foreign accent comes another culture to discover and it's the unfamiliarity that interests people. X people are hotter is a big myth but i think it comes from the same place as romanticising places you've never lived in. For Disers see the obsession with living in scandinavia, NYC or canada.
and I wouldn't say there were more hot women, but, there were a lot more women that I found to be my type.
The possible exception was Montreal where there was definitely something in the water....only Copenhagen came close in terms of OMFG, you're soooo hott moments.
all the men in poland are ugly but all the women are hot. It just is a bit weird.
like you wouldnt believe!
So if the beholder happens to read the Daily Mail, I'd say they'll not be keen.
I like Yorkshire accents.
speaking of accents, what does a Glaswegian accent sound like? The other night I dreamt I was in Glasgow and obviously there were Glaswegians there, and I'm curious to know if my brain got the accent right. Does it have a "sh" sound in place of a "ss" sound? That's be an immediate disqualifier if it doesn't in real life.
its a pretty guttural accent, in general.
...It would have been so cool if I'd gotten it right.
even if you got it wrong, it's still fab that you dream in accents. i never do. and when i go to england i always get accents all mixed up. like it got to the point where if someone had the same accent as me i didn't realize they did, i just thought i could understand them remarkably well!
they're really nice!
I'm tempted to say Sheena Easton is the greatest female of all time.
I had a scottish lecturer once and I instantly fell in love :p
i'll pretty much propose to you on the spot!
yes. very much so. i don't know why.
and i cant stand NZ or SA accents. they seem very similiar to aussie ones, but with these little nagging impurities.
also, its probably just me but, SA accents occasionally sound evil.
I'm kiwi and was getting kinda depressed that our accent isn't very popular..
especially the girl from CurrentTV, she's great.
My least favourite accents are Sith Efrican and people from Boston (and the really intense Brummies but they're not foreign)
I quite like the Kiwi accent though, it's like Australian but not annoying
All a French man has to do is say my name. UNLESS he looks anything like Gerard Depardieu.
But speaking French helps.
'oh my darling my cauliflower would fit your ear so well.'
Whatever. Is still the top sexy!
because people immediately assume that your eyes are like slits.
And that you TOK WITH AN AKSENT LIKE DIS and eat fried rice all the time
my girlfriend is swedish.
but especially Quebec accents.