The dulcet tones of a Dubliner have long been known to entice even the most reluctant of shoppers into deals on apples, oranges and a wide array of counterfeit goods but did you know the accent is also considered the sexiest accent in all of the UK and Ireland?
A new survey from Coffee Friend has found the Dublin accent came out on top as the most attractive accent, followed closely by the swoon-worthy Scottish accent. Over half of the survey's respondents found the Irish accent attractive as opposed to only 13 per cent that found it unattractive.
Our accent fared best with the older generation with 52% of people aged over 65 listing it as their top choice.
In joint third place was the plummy Queen's English and Welsh accent. Our Northern Irish comrades in Belfast took a respectable fourth place with 44 per cent of the vote.
"With Love Island back on our screens and the UK and Ireland primed for a summer of romance, our survey of adults in 2021 has found which accent is our favourite on paper," said a Coffee Friend spokesperson.
"And it's the Dublin Irish accent that sets tongues wagging, with 58% of people polled finding it attractive - just ahead of the Scottish accent at 51 per cent," they continued.
"Queen's English - 'posh' to most people - scores well alongside Welsh at 47%. But the situation is not too good for Essex and Brummie, who both finish bottom with just 21% and 22% respectively finding those accents attractive."
Cockney, Manchunian, Liverpudlian and the Leeds accent all fared similarly towards the bottom of the pile we're afraid.
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