Is Irish Really the World's Sexiest Accent?
Let me whisper in your ear...
Bradley Cooper just can't catch a break. First, the World's Sexiest Man weathers the slings and arrows of Team Gosling. Now, his pitch-perfect French is under fire: for the first time in decades, French lose the accent of love as Irish gets voted the world's sexiest.
As the UK's Daily Mail reports,
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.
For anybody who has fallen prey to someone purely because of their accent (Ciao ciao, Luca in Trieste circa 2003) the fact that 60% of the women polled succumbed to an aural woo doesn't come as a surprise. Although the ultimate ranking of the World's Sexiest Accents might:
An informal straw poll 'round the Out offices didn't replicate the results. Instead Italian and British took top honors, with special points for Boston ("Shameful, I know") and the unicorn-like Chinese mixed with British and then raised in California ("It exists and it's HOT"). Maybe it's a gay thing. For my own part, I'm still in Camp Cooper.