LONDON, ENGLAND - It's not what you say, but how you say it. An accent is a manner of pronunciation specific to a particular individual, location, or nation. But with all these different ways of saying the same thing, a new study is claiming to know which accent people find sexier. Talk dirty to me!
Now that bond is back on the big screen, British Airways conducted a survey about accents. One thousand Brits and one thousand Americans were interviewed to find their favorite accent. For folks in the States, the Brits have the best accents.
But, move over new James Bond, Daniel Craig, with your refined "Queen's English" pronunciation. According to the Americans surveyed, this older Bond has got you beat. The US finds Sir Sean Connery's Scottish slanted accent, the best of all-time.
Now, the Brits, on the other hand, prefer the subtle Tennessee drawl of Morgan Freeman. The sound of southern charm is a favorite across the pond, but what accents were deemed the sexiest by all? That distinction belongs to the Italians. Mamma Mia! Now that, sounds good to us.