Wednesday, December 07, 2011

News Item

From Special Irish Fest Linquistic Lust Correspondent Cami Travis Groves:

French Lose The Accent of Love...As The Irish Lilt is Voted World's Sexiest

Daily Mail- There was a time when a Frenchman only had to order a pint of beer and women would collapse at his feet with desire. Well those days, they are, 'ow you say, fini!

The Irish accent was yesterday voted the world's sexiest - knocking the Gauls off the top spot they've held for decades. Helped by the likes of Colin Farrell, the Irish accent has knocked the French off the top spot, no doubt to the dismay of Nicolas Sarkozy

Men with an Emerald Isle brogue, as promoted by stars like Colin Farrell and James Nesbitt, came top in a poll of 5,000 women worldwide.

The fall from grace of the French accent was laid firmly at the feet of president Nicolas Sarkozy, who has been accused of giving his countrymen a bad name by leering at women while married to Carla Bruni.

The Italian accent was deemed to be second most sexy followed by Scottish. The French only managed to limp into fourth place, just ahead of Australian. English was sixth. The study also found six in ten women admitted they hade been succumbed to seduction by someone purely because of their accent. And four out of ten said they would much rather go to bed with a man who had a nice accent compared with a gruff, harsh one.

The sexiest accents are: 1 Irish; 2 Italian; 3 Scottish; 4 French; 5 Australian; 6 English; 7 Swedish; 8 Spanish; 9 Welsh; 10 American.

This may quite possibly be the stupidest thing I've ever read. The Irish accent? Really? Is that a Dublin accent? North side or south side? A Kerry accent? A Cork accent? A Derry accent? A Limerick accent? Saying "the Irish accent" makes as much sense as talking about the American accent. Do people from south Louisiana, Brooklyn, Maine and Missouri sound like they're from the same planet, let alone the same country?

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