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(CBS News)   Southern drawl named the sexiest accent in North America. Wutch'all thank?   (cbsnews.com) divider line 322
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2013-11-14 10:47:34 AM  
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2013-11-14 10:47:54 AM  
Aww, yeah, baby!  The South is going to rise again!  And by "south" I mean my penis.
 
2013-11-14 10:49:07 AM  
Stupid is the new sexy?
 
2013-11-14 10:51:05 AM  

RedPhoenix122: Stupid is the new sexy?


Just because the have scientifically proven the South's superiority is no reason to get all Yankee butt-hurt.  Deep down, you always knew it was true,  anyway.
 
2013-11-14 10:52:19 AM  
I don't know; in "12 Years a Slave" it didn't sound very sexy at all
 
2013-11-14 10:54:12 AM  
I guess. Although considering the competition, it's sort of like asking what kind of venereal disease do you prefer.
 
2013-11-14 10:59:14 AM  

Lucky LaRue: RedPhoenix122: Stupid is the new sexy?

Just because the have scientifically proven the South's superiority is no reason to get all Yankee butt-hurt.  Deep down, you always knew it was true,  anyway.


That's not true, that's impossible!
 
2013-11-14 11:10:45 AM  
I'm a super lib but I'll take a light southern drawl over a Southie, New Yawkeh, or Valley Girl. Actually, a light Minnesota accent is pretty cute. I think that's all the accents we've got here.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-11-14 11:14:23 AM  
No one can resist!

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2013-11-14 11:18:17 AM  
Not a chance.

I grew up near Southern (mid-south) and all I think of when I hear it is uneducated, or educated-but-privileged, or derpy red state shiat. Yes, they can be charming, but .. meh. If its charming then they're trying to sell you shiat and call it a donut.
 
2013-11-14 11:20:35 AM  
It can be, but the problem here is "Southern" covers so much ground that it's next to useless as a descriptive term. And context matters, too -- a high-pitched Southern-accented voice telling me to cough up 10% of my income and vote for his team if I want to have any hope of avoiding hay-ull is the exact opposite of sexy.

I also wonder -- were they given labels to vote on? Or did they listen to recorded samples?
 
2013-11-14 11:23:51 AM  

Generation_D: Not a chance.

I grew up near Southern (mid-south) and all I think of when I hear it is uneducated, or educated-but-privileged, or derpy red state shiat. Yes, they can be charming, but .. meh. If its charming then they're trying to sell you shiat and call it a donut.


I am really enjoying watching all these Yankee / Northern liberals turn around and deny the results of valid, scientific research.  I wouldn't be surprised if you were basing your counter-arguments on the Bible.
 
2013-11-14 11:25:25 AM  
 
2013-11-14 11:31:15 AM  

vpb: No one can resist!

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That is SO wrong. But funny.

As far as accents go, sure as hell the Newfie accent ain't sexy. "Tunderin Jaysis!"
 
2013-11-14 11:37:11 AM  

MayoSlather: I guess. Although considering the competition, it's sort of like asking what kind of venereal disease do you prefer.


Have to agree.... I mean, the competition is....

The Standard "midwest" accent (ie, what every national news reader basically molds their accent into)
New Yorker
Boston
Polish Chicago (Da Bears)
Jersey Shore
Yooper
Northwoods/"Fargo" (slightly different than Yooper)
Valley Girl

I'm sure I am forgetting some other sterotypical U.S. accents, but, I guess many would say a woman talking southern is sexier than any of those.  I'd probably put a Russian accent above it, but, I wouldn't call that typical natively American accent, that is more of a Russian speaking english.
 
2013-11-14 11:46:39 AM  

dletter: ...I'm sure I am forgetting some other sterotypical U.S. accents, but, I guess many would say a woman talking southern is sexier than any of those.  I'd probably put a Russian accent above it, but, I wouldn't call that typical natively American accent, that is more of a Russian speaking english.



Really depends on a.) personal taste and b.) what specific kind of Southern accent we're talking about. To my tastes, there's an (I think) Appalachian accent that's adorable as all hell - think Dolly Parton - and a genteel (I think) coastal accent that's extremely lovely, but other accents that grate. It's no different closer to home. The garden-variety Great Lakes accent that I constantly hear around me every day is normal, but drive further into Wisconsin a ways and there's that stupid-sounding country accent with it's palatized long "O" sound that grates on almost everyone's ears.

My guess is the problem with the reputation of generally Southern accents is that, elsewhere in the country, 90% of the examples we hear come from politicians and preachers.

And Greek or Hungarian accents >> Russian accents.
 
2013-11-14 12:17:03 PM  
I've always liked Charleston SC accents; it's like the South's version of Bostonian.
 
2013-11-14 12:35:45 PM  
I say this as Southerner who spent years eradicating his accent, light Southern drawl on a woman: sexy as hell.  Any Southern accent on a man, and you sound like a shiatkicking redneck.
 
2013-11-14 12:38:41 PM  

Ennuipoet: I say this as Southerner who spent years eradicating his accent, light Southern drawl on a woman: sexy as hell.


This.

Any Southern accent on a man, and you sound like a shiatkicking redneck.

That.
 
2013-11-14 12:40:13 PM  

RedPhoenix122: Stupid is the new sexy?


Well, even you have to admit it is preferable to the gutteral grunting uttered throughout Chicagoland.
 
2013-11-14 12:40:24 PM  
Southern female accents are by far the hottest.
 
2013-11-14 12:40:40 PM  
The accent on girls from North Carolina make my pants fit funny.
 
2013-11-14 12:40:43 PM  
"Jersey Broad" accent makes my pants fit funny:

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2013-11-14 12:40:50 PM  
No
 
2013-11-14 12:41:05 PM  
Any accent spoken by an attractive, pleasant enough, and intelligent enough person is sexy.  And the opposite of that yields the opposite result.
 
2013-11-14 12:41:12 PM  
Foghorn Leghorn just became the most in-demand cock ever...
 
2013-11-14 12:41:13 PM  
Pittsburghese.
 
2013-11-14 12:41:16 PM  

Sybarite: Best U.S. accent map I've seen.


strangemaps.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-14 12:41:23 PM  
I would further isolate it to the South Carolina accent and regions near Savannah Georgia.
 
2013-11-14 12:41:23 PM  
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2013-11-14 12:41:27 PM  
I reckon.
 
2013-11-14 12:41:29 PM  
New England came in 4th? wicked cool!
 
2013-11-14 12:41:37 PM  

Ennuipoet: I say this as Southerner who spent years eradicating his accent, light Southern drawl on a woman: sexy as hell.  Any Southern accent on a man, and you sound like a shiatkicking redneck.


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2013-11-14 12:41:39 PM  

I_C_Weener: [i586.photobucket.com image 500x263]


vpb: No one can resist!

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2013-11-14 12:42:16 PM  
United States =/ North America.

Morons.
 
2013-11-14 12:42:52 PM  
No one knows if you're from Cleveland.
 
2013-11-14 12:43:01 PM  
It has to do with all those missing teeth gaps.

Women are mesmerized by the little pink naked dancing men undulating behind the remaining teeth. It's like Chippendales in your mouth.
 
2013-11-14 12:43:19 PM  

Generation_D: Not a chance.

I grew up near Southern (mid-south) and all I think of when I hear it is uneducated, or educated-but-privileged, or derpy red state shiat. Yes, they can be charming, but .. meh. If its charming then they're trying to sell you shiat and call it a donut.


There's a difference between aristocratic Ashley from gwtw and inbred yokels from the hollers of boone county
 
2013-11-14 12:43:26 PM  

Rwa2play: Ennuipoet: I say this as Southerner who spent years eradicating his accent, light Southern drawl on a woman: sexy as hell.

This.

Any Southern accent on a man, and you sound like a shiatkicking redneck.

That.


I dunno, the Charleston Accent is pretty cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y117Q3OW5D0
 
2013-11-14 12:43:35 PM  
The "Southern accent" usually makes one come off as being dumb as a bag of hammers.  If dumb means I can get in your pants easier, then I guess that makes it attractive......maybe......just stop talking already.
 
2013-11-14 12:43:43 PM  
I have to whole heatedly disagree with this article. As someone who was born and raised in a small town about an hour south of Houston, and then moving to Arizona; most people equate the southern drawl with ignorance. I had to work hard to get rid of it because it was having a real impact in my job as well as my studies at my university. I get that not every person with a drawl will have the same experience as I did, however I can say that now that I live in Seattle that seems to ring even more true.

/Still have small quirks of the accent in my speech left
//Still say 'aint' and 'yall' sometimes
 
2013-11-14 12:43:50 PM  
French Canadian is the least
 
2013-11-14 12:44:06 PM  

Ennuipoet: I say this as Southerner who spent years eradicating his accent, light Southern drawl on a woman: sexy as hell.  Any Southern accent on a man, and you sound like a shiatkicking redneck.


Truth.
 
2013-11-14 12:44:20 PM  

RedPhoenix122: Stupid is the new sexy?


There's a difference between Southern and hillbilly.
 
2013-11-14 12:45:13 PM  
Sexiest retards, maybe. yeah, baby, I'm talking to you. You can have a PhD and if you start that drawling and golly-gee-whiz crap around me, I'm going to think you're dumb.
 
2013-11-14 12:45:27 PM  

gopher321: As far as accents go, sure as hell the Newfie accent ain't sexy. "Tunderin Jaysis!"


dletter: Have to agree.... I mean, the competition is....

The Standard "midwest" accent (ie, what every national news reader basically molds their accent into)
New Yorker
Boston
Polish Chicago (Da Bears)
Jersey Shore
Yooper
Northwoods/"Fargo" (slightly different than Yooper)
Valley Girl


Came to say these.  Is there really a sexy North American accent?  Hugh Laurie as House doesn't count (rawr).
 
2013-11-14 12:45:38 PM  
That's funny. I've always found women who speak with a Southern accent  to be absolutely nails-on-blackboard.
 
2013-11-14 12:45:54 PM  
People who live in the south, and actually meet the kind of southerners who speak in a southern accent know how ugly it is.
 
2013-11-14 12:46:00 PM  

RedPhoenix122: Stupid is the new sexy?


New?
Where have you been?
 
2013-11-14 12:46:27 PM  
Some of these comments make me so very, very sad... It's like some people honestly believe the Southern US is incapable of producing decent people.

I've never understood this mindset; the closest that I can think of is when an African American guy threatened to pull a gun in a verbal confrontation, saying "Give me an excuse, you blond-haired, blue-eyed Aryan-looking biach!! I hate people like you!!"

...Bigotry. That's the word I'm looking for.

Elitism, racism, snobbishness.. all forms of bigotry.

/meh
//needs a unicorn chaser
///STAT!!
 
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