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This is a weird topic and prob won't be a long lived thread but it was a thing I was thinking about and just had to ask the masses.

What do you think is the most charming accent when speaking the English language?

I have met people from literally all over the world that speak English...and I have always been fascinated with the slight differences and subtle nuances of their dialect and accent.

My family is from one side German and from the other Scott-Irish...

Germans don't really have a lock down on sexy or charming when speaking English....Irish is pretty cool....Scotts...wel sometimes even when they are speaking English you have to ask "was that English?"...

I have met some folks from the Caribbean that have a wonderful accent....

But I have to say....my particular favorite is...

There was a group of ladies that opened a small, eclectic store in our town years ago....they sold antiques, candles, crafts....pretty common stuff...they were all from Wales...and they could just about talk me into buying anything...I was literally charmed by them...their accents, intonations...etc....were so captivating...it was like being beguiled or enamored....but wonderful at the same time. Sometimes I would go in there, buy something and in an hour or two after I left would be like "why the hell did I buy this?" Nah...it wasn't that bad...but it was pretty amazing. I have to say...when the Welsh speak English...they put a twist on it that no one else does....

So....what is your opinion?...Who has the most mystifying accent to you? (when speaking English that is)

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Oddly, I find the Parisian French accent quite soothing almost. Not the "Quebec" French accent - which I find disturbing.
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This is a weird topic and prob won't be a long lived thread but it was a thing I was thinking about and just had to ask the masses.

What do you think is the most charming accent when speaking the English language?

I have met people from literally all over the world that speak English...and I have always been fascinated with the slight differences and subtle nuances of their dialect and accent.

My family is from one side German and from the other Scott-Irish...

Germans don't really have a lock down on sexy or charming when speaking English....Irish is pretty cool....Scotts...wel sometimes even when they are speaking English you have to ask "was that English?"...

I have met some folks from the Caribbean that have a wonderful accent....

But I have to say....my particular favorite is...

There was a group of ladies that opened a small, eclectic store in our town years ago....they sold antiques, candles, crafts....pretty common stuff...they were all from Wales...and they could just about talk me into buying anything...I was literally charmed by them...their accents, intonations...etc....were so captivating...it was like being beguiled or enamored....but wonderful at the same time. Sometimes I would go in there, buy something and in an hour or two after I left would be like "why the hell did I buy this?" Nah...it wasn't that bad...but it was pretty amazing. I have to say...when the Welsh speak English...they put a twist on it that no one else does....

So....what is your opinion?...Who has the most mystifying accent to you? (when speaking English that is)
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Most girls here like English accents.

And I've heard plenty of people pay out the American accent, calling it a, "shit accent".
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I'm biased I guess, but my beloved Lancashire accent means home to me.


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When I call T-mobile there is always the same accent. I wasnt sure so I asked and they said they were from the Phillipines, which I wasnt expecting. The accent is weird, especially as they read from a script. It sounds like a robotic synthisized count dracula.
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not every great thread lasts long.
wonder what welsh english sounds like?


I find an arabic accent fine. We worhip in a Coptic Christian church with Coptic Christians from Egypt.


They speak arabic - say the Lord's Prayer in it too!

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I'm biased I guess, but my beloved Lancashire accent means home to me.


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love that picture!

As the Germans say, we talk the way our beak grew.....
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My favorite English accent/dialect are those southern belles. Most annoying is my wife's Belgian Frenchie accent..when is she going to lean how to make the TH sound? Goddamnit What the fuck is a 'tootbrush"?
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My favorite English accent/dialect are those southern belles. Most annoying is my wife's Belgian Frenchie accent..when is she going to lean how to make the TH sound? Goddamnit What the fuck is a 'tootbrush"?
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I have a southern british accent. Not Landon. Lundon.
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This is a weird topic and prob won't be a long lived thread but it was a thing I was thinking about and just had to ask the masses.

What do you think is the most charming accent when speaking the English language?

I have met people from literally all over the world that speak English...and I have always been fascinated with the slight differences and subtle nuances of their dialect and accent.

My family is from one side German and from the other Scott-Irish...

Germans don't really have a lock down on sexy or charming when speaking English....Irish is pretty cool....Scotts...wel sometimes even when they are speaking English you have to ask "was that English?"...

I have met some folks from the Caribbean that have a wonderful accent....

But I have to say....my particular favorite is...

There was a group of ladies that opened a small, eclectic store in our town years ago....they sold antiques, candles, crafts....pretty common stuff...they were all from Wales...and they could just about talk me into buying anything...I was literally charmed by them...their accents, intonations...etc....were so captivating...it was like being beguiled or enamored....but wonderful at the same time. Sometimes I would go in there, buy something and in an hour or two after I left would be like "why the hell did I buy this?" Nah...it wasn't that bad...but it was pretty amazing. I have to say...when the Welsh speak English...they put a twist on it that no one else does....

So....what is your opinion?...Who has the most mystifying accent to you? (when speaking English that is)
 Quoting: Damrod


Most girls here like English accents.

And I've heard plenty of people pay out the American accent, calling it a, "shit accent".
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 41838590


That is true...I used to have a buddy that could fake an English accent like a pro....he scored poon like a madman....

The thing is....even within the Islands of Great Britain....you have so many twists on the language...Norther Irish do not sound like southern Irish...Highland Scott does not sound like Lowland Scott...English from York do not sound the same as English from London....

But to me...the Welsh...I don't know...kinda magical and enchanting...

These were older ladies by the way, not like I was going to score some sex...I was just fascinated by their use of the language.
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My favorite English accent/dialect are those southern belles. Most annoying is my wife's Belgian Frenchie accent..when is she going to lean how to make the TH sound? Goddamnit What the fuck is a 'tootbrush"?
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I have a southern british accent. Not Landon. Lundon.
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But not to deep like arnie
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My favorite English accent/dialect are those southern belles. Most annoying is my wife's Belgian Frenchie accent..when is she going to lean how to make the TH sound? Goddamnit What the fuck is a 'tootbrush"?
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I can agree with that some...."true" southern ladies have a distinct way of speaking...I can be charmed by that too....just not as much.
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I like the Australian accent.
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Australian is a pretty cool accent. I onCe played a round of golf with an aussie, a south african and an englishmen and it was the wierdest thing ever...at some point you have to step back and say "are we all speaking the same language here?"

The similarities are obviously there, but then you have these break-away moments where something is said that makes you say "wtf?"

I have noticed that many countries that fell under German occupation seem to have a very thick accent when speaking English...I don't know if that is a result of German occupation or just a thing that defies explanation. It seems that eastern Europe has a very thick and heavy accent when they have to speak English....it never comes across as being a comfortable way to communicate for them....even if it is.

Asians seem to have their own unique twist on the language...not offensive, just different.

Just one of those interesting things to me.
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German accent
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An Irish accent would make the ugliest man good looking to me.
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I like some Northern british chick accents but not all. I like some American accents but there is quite a few, probably Southern. My oh my. I made you a pie. Thank you ma,am. I like some French. European chicks sound hot. The robotic phillipines accent is strange but cool. Scottish is cool. Carribean is cool. Thats about it. Im probably missing the best one or havent named a few.
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1. Italian.

2. French.

3. Irish.
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Germans don't really have a lock down on sexy or charming when speaking English....
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Interesting...irish seems to be pretty popular.

German?...that is surprising...it always seemed uncomfortable to me...like something they would rather not have to use...same for many eastern European countries. not a bash, just an observation...like they would prefer to not have to use English.

Italian...that's a good one...unique in it's own way...same could be said for French...though they seem to loathe to speak English...I guess I can't blame them....if you fight someone for nearly a thousand years why would you want to speak their language?

The Scandinavian realms have a very distinct accent as well....pretty charming too....who cannot love a swedish hottie describing her dip in the pool?
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Germans don't really have a lock down on sexy or charming when speaking English....
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Vee hef all ze fun but ze love is a complicated sing...

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Please don't be offended ....it was just an observation when you have to speak English....kinda like it's not something you really want to do....like maybe getting a prostate exam...
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Please don't be offended ....it was just an observation when you have to speak English....kinda like it's not something you really want to do....like maybe getting a prostate exam...
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cruise That's funny.

But even with perfect English it always depends who you're talking to...

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Dunno. Waiter we had the other night was feigning some accent which was amusing.
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There's just something about men with Australian accents that sounds so sexy to me.
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worst accent is probably a White male from Zimbabwe.
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Im a sucker for "Kiwis" Love there lingo and there accent.hf
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Please don't be offended ....it was just an observation when you have to speak English....kinda like it's not something you really want to do....like maybe getting a prostate exam...
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cruise That's funny.

But even with perfect English it always depends who you're talking to...


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It's less than half...but for talking purposes....my fathers side of the family is German and my mothers is Scot-Irish.

I couldn't talk my way out of a confrontation in German if someone literally held a gun to my head...I'd be a dead man....aside from the clever tidbits I have learned from Rammstein over the years....

Du hast mech(you have me)....Ich tu dir weh? (I hurt you) Tut mir nicht leid (I'm not sorry)
Das tut dir gut (it's good for you)

I don't think that would get me through a Gestapo interrogation....though they might ask me to join....
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I'm biased I guess, but my beloved Lancashire accent means home to me.


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Well just to listen to I like melodic accents, like Jamacian, Bajan or South African. I had a university lecturer who was from Nigera maybe or South Africa, learnt absolutely nothing because I just listened to the way he pronounced words!!

But for actual communication, I'm for a posh English accent all the way. Meaow!
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Please don't be offended ....it was just an observation when you have to speak English....kinda like it's not something you really want to do....like maybe getting a prostate exam...
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cruise That's funny.

But even with perfect English it always depends who you're talking to...


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It's less than half...but for talking purposes....my fathers side of the family is German and my mothers is Scot-Irish.

I couldn't talk my way out of a confrontation in German if someone literally held a gun to my head...I'd be a dead man....aside from the clever tidbits I have learned from Rammstein over the years....

Du hast mech(you have me)....Ich tu dir weh? (I hurt you) Tut mir nicht leid (I'm not sorry)
Das tut dir gut (it's good for you)

I don't think that would get me through a Gestapo interrogation....though they might ask me to join....
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