New Zealanders Have The World's Sexiest Accent, According To New Poll
Well, thanks to a new poll, we finally have the answer and it turns out New Zealanders send pulses racing more than any other.
The survey, carried out by Big 7 Travel, asked the site's 1.5 million followers what they thought whose regional pronunciation was the most attractive on planet Earth and they plumped for that of the Kiwis.
A description of the tongue-in-cheek survey read: "Here at Big 7 Travel, we're all about inspiring people to visit somewhere new. There are almost 7,000 languages in the world, with even more varieties of accents, but which is the best? We polled our readers from all across the globe to find the world's sexiest accent for 2019."
In its rundown of the top 10 accents, the travel site continued: "To a novice ear, the New Zealand accent might sound just like the Australian accent, but Big 7 Travel readers disagree. The 'Newzild' dialect is outrageously charming. The sexiest accent in the world? It's official."
South African and Irish made up the rest of the world's top three seductive accents, while Italian and then Australian came finished in fourth and fifth, respectively.
As the site said of the silver medal recipient: "Afrikaans is a hugely popular accent with many people across the globe, thanks to their unique tones and Saffa slang."
So which other saucy speech patterns came close? Coming in sixth place is Scottish, with voters enjoying its 'rich sounds' and 'harsh vowels'.
One of the most shocking findings to come from this whole study is that French - you know, the 'language of love' - came as low as seventh place, while the Spanish accent finished just behind in eighth.
And finishing off the top 10 were the southern Texan drawl and, finally, Brazilian Portuguese.
Describing the South American accent, Big 7 Travel wrote: "Brazilians have quite a strong accent, with Italian influences adding extra attractiveness to the accent."
What? Nothing from the rich tapestry of English accents? Sadly none from England's green and pleasant land were deemed attractive enough to break into the top 10.
According to the survey, the Queen's English was judged to be the 12th sexiest accent in the world, while Mancunian (as made famous by the Oasis and the Gallagher brothers) came in at 18th - finishing behind the likes of Canadian, Hungarian and Ukrainian.
Describing the Manc dialect, the site said: "Visiting Manchester? According to our poll, the sexy accent might be reason alone to stop by."
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