New Zealand Accent Voted World's Sexiest
Forget the romance of French, the sass of the Spanish and eternally seductive Italian -- they're no longer considered the world's sexiest accents.
In fact, each one of them has been overtaken by the twang of our cousins across the ditch.
Yes, that's right, the Kiwi accent has been voted the sexiest for 2019, being labelled by voters as "outrageously charming".
Australia came close behind, securing spot five in the survey conducted by Big Seven Travel, where our long, slow pronunciation is a "real turn on apparently".
The South African accent was runner up, being labelled "hugely popular". Irish came in third and Italian fourth. French and Spanish were ranked seventh and eighth respectively.
The survey named the top 50 languages in terms of their charm and sex appeal.
Some individual American accents, including Boston, Southern USA and New York, gained their own individual rating. Scouse, the accent home to Liverpool in England, also got its own place, ranked at 32. Mancunian, from Manchester, made the top 20.
Here are the survey's top 10.
Top 10 SexiEst Accents
- South African
- South USA
- Brazilian Portuguese
As Aussies, we might be laughed at for our slang, shorter words, and intonation but we can hold our heads high knowing one thing.
While people around the world may not understand what we are saying, they'll find how we're saying it attractive nonetheless.
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