27 7 / 2012
IMO, British accents are so profoundly overrated it’s out of control. I always hear people (mostly women, let’s be honest) saying, “Oh, British accents are so sexy.” Shut up, they’re so boring and and uppity. My BFF in junior high grew up in London and after being around her all the time, that accent became extremely commonplace to me and I barely even notice it anymore.
Off the top of my head I’ll say Irish (Gabriel Byrne), Swedish (Maja Ivarsson), and French (Carla Brunie) accents kind of do it for me. As an aside, I don’t think Lebanese Arabic accents are that special either. There are several more “exotic” picks—Argentine, Thai, Trinidadian, Nigerian, Czech—on CNNGo’s list of World’s Sexiest Accents that I’m not familiar with, too.
Let’s listen to various examples online, choose new favorites, and never glorify British accents again! This post inspired by the clusterfuck known as the 2012 London Olympics.