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Which British Accent Do You Find Most Sexy?

There's something about a Yorkshire accent on a bloke that sends me.

Manchester would rank second, then Scottish

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by Anonymousreply 91November 23, 2022 3:53 PM

I'm from London so cockney wins for me. Manchester a close second. Hard pass on Scottish.

by Anonymousreply 1November 4, 2022 8:36 AM

Does Irish count as British?

by Anonymousreply 2November 4, 2022 8:39 AM

R2 NO!

Also What about some love for the Welsh?

by Anonymousreply 3November 4, 2022 8:48 AM

How about the Queen's English? Is it called the king's English now?

by Anonymousreply 4November 4, 2022 8:49 AM

West Country




by Anonymousreply 5November 4, 2022 8:52 AM

R5's full experience of Britain is watching TV murder mysteries.

by Anonymousreply 6November 4, 2022 9:15 AM

How about examples of actors with those accents

by Anonymousreply 7November 4, 2022 9:18 AM

How about examples on Youtube so we know what you're taking about.

by Anonymousreply 8November 4, 2022 9:28 AM


No one on Earth finds Brummie sexy.

by Anonymousreply 9November 4, 2022 9:29 AM

OP, can you do a clip from Hung Young Brits with a Chav or Scally talking in each accent?

by Anonymousreply 10November 4, 2022 10:20 AM


Here you are then, NED Glaswegian.

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by Anonymousreply 11November 4, 2022 3:44 PM

Jason Statham

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by Anonymousreply 12November 4, 2022 3:49 PM

I have no idea of the difference...

by Anonymousreply 13November 4, 2022 3:55 PM

Whatever accent Kit Harington has.

by Anonymousreply 14November 4, 2022 4:05 PM

R11 - thanks - I just came

by Anonymousreply 15November 4, 2022 4:17 PM

Cannot believe Scottish accent is in lead. Who knew DL had such great love for men from Scotland...

by Anonymousreply 16November 5, 2022 4:14 AM

Sean Bean has a very sexy accent, and he's a Yorkshireman.

by Anonymousreply 17November 5, 2022 4:19 AM

Da fuq?! The entire country is mayyyybe the size of Oklahoma - where the fuck do they get off having 10,000 different accents? Speak 👏 English 👏👏 Bitchez 👏👏

by Anonymousreply 18November 5, 2022 4:34 AM

Mr. Gay Scotland Jamie Love

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by Anonymousreply 19November 5, 2022 4:35 AM

Mr Gay Scotland Steven Whyte

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by Anonymousreply 20November 5, 2022 4:36 AM

A Yorkshire lad....

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by Anonymousreply 21November 5, 2022 4:39 AM


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by Anonymousreply 22November 5, 2022 4:42 AM

Can't place his accent, but fitness guy who orders a lemonade shandy pint in OP linked video is hot.

For those who don't know a "shandy" is 50/50 beer and lemonade or cider. It's supposed to be more refreshing (especially during hot weather or after strenuous exercise) than a straight pint.

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by Anonymousreply 23November 13, 2022 8:45 AM

There are several very distinct accents in Wales as there are in Scotland. Some textbooks for those wanting to learn Welsh come in ‘North’ and ‘South’ versions, such are the differences:

by Anonymousreply 24November 13, 2022 8:51 AM

None. I don't find any British accent sexy. They all sound fake or pompous.

by Anonymousreply 25November 13, 2022 8:56 AM

The vast majority of British accents aren't even remotely pompous, R25. Quite a few American and Australian accents do sound affected though.

by Anonymousreply 26November 13, 2022 9:03 AM

R26 Examples, please, of affected American or Australian accents.

by Anonymousreply 27November 13, 2022 9:09 AM

Anglo Canadian to my discomfit as only the Scots like me because of my body odor of wet wool.

by Anonymousreply 28November 13, 2022 9:10 AM

See 27:48 Young worker at Davy's Fried Fish is a cutie with an adorable Scottish accent.

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by Anonymousreply 29November 14, 2022 12:34 PM

I prefer Posh.

by Anonymousreply 30November 14, 2022 1:41 PM

Whatever Armand and Jayden are speaking.

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by Anonymousreply 31November 14, 2022 1:43 PM

Mackem (Sunderland accent).

But only when Jordan Henderson does it.

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by Anonymousreply 32November 20, 2022 3:37 AM

[quote] No one on Earth finds Brummie sexy.

cf. ^^^

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by Anonymousreply 33November 20, 2022 3:39 AM


by Anonymousreply 34November 20, 2022 4:00 AM

Posh Home Counties.

Sorry, OP.

by Anonymousreply 35November 20, 2022 4:09 AM

[quote]I prefer Posh.

Yes, please tell us the name of the posh accent most UK actors use in the movies and TV shows Americans see. When playing British or simply "European", they always use the same posh accent.

by Anonymousreply 36November 20, 2022 4:17 AM

[quote] Yes, please tell us the name of the posh accent most UK actors use in the movies and TV shows Americans see.

You seem to be addressing someone else, but i specified "Posh Home Counties," which made it pretty clear. I spend quite a bit of time in the UK (particularly England) for my job.

I don't know about "the movies and TV shows Americans see"--that sounds like just as much of a shallow, meaningless stereotype as you're accusing Americans of making.

You sound like quite the asshole. Sorry: I mean, arsehole.

by Anonymousreply 37November 20, 2022 4:34 AM

Dude chill out. I'm asking a legit question. On American TV and movies, many Brit actors use a very "posh" accent. Especially when they are supposed to be more upper class, or noble/royal (e.g. romcoms where the girl meets a British guy and he turns out to be "royal" or rich, etc.). Or campy females calling everyone "Dahling", or the accents Patsy and Edina use on AbFab.

What's that accent?

by Anonymousreply 38November 20, 2022 5:16 AM

Glaswegian and Mancunian. I'd pay good money to listen to James McAvoy read haggis recipes.

In America, budgie is pronounced buh-gee. In Manchester, it's pronounced boo-geh.

by Anonymousreply 39November 20, 2022 5:28 AM

I like posh.

by Anonymousreply 40November 20, 2022 6:01 AM

In America, “budgie” is pronounced “parakeet.”

by Anonymousreply 41November 20, 2022 6:02 AM

^^^ So those Australian dudes on the beach wear parakeet smugglers?

by Anonymousreply 42November 20, 2022 6:59 AM

Rhondda Welsh accent.

Ioan Gruffudd reading ancient Welsh poetry is the most sexy, romantic and soothing sound.

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by Anonymousreply 43November 20, 2022 1:14 PM

RP vs Posh

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by Anonymousreply 44November 20, 2022 2:09 PM

One sort of RP commonly referred to as "BBC Standard English" is rarely heard nowadays. Aside from those raised and educated in 1930's to perhaps post WWII years (such as late Elizabeth II), it has virtually died out.

Idea was that there should be one standard English heard across UK and entire Empire. So BBC broadcasts both radio and later television sounded same in London as they did in Hong Kong, India, or South Africa.

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by Anonymousreply 45November 20, 2022 2:19 PM

Noel Coward's play "Brief Encounter" turned into film shows "RP" in all it's glory. Actors unless of course playing specific characters calling for regional accents were trained and used RP.

When Americans or others think of a "posh" British accent, RP is what they are referring.

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by Anonymousreply 46November 20, 2022 2:23 PM

Another scene from Brief Encounter.

"Oh my dear, I love you so vedy much....."

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by Anonymousreply 47November 20, 2022 2:25 PM

Americans who watch enough British televison on PBS or elsewhere likely have heard various regional accents but don't know what is what.

Last of Summer Wine was filmed in Yorkshire and many of actors speak with that accent.

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by Anonymousreply 48November 20, 2022 2:29 PM

Film "Kes" featured working class south Yorkshire accents.

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by Anonymousreply 49November 20, 2022 2:31 PM

Despite his cockney accent as Robbie on EastEnders, Robbie Jackson was born and raised in West London ( Borough of Hammersmith).

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by Anonymousreply 50November 20, 2022 2:39 PM

pure RP may be fairly rare, but what people are calling 'Posh Home Counties' is now often called 'Southern British Standard' and from my experience isn't that uncommon (I and most of my friends have it to some degree). Most middle class people around London have that accent. I also think it sounds more natural and unaffected than traditional RP, so is much nicer on the ears.

by Anonymousreply 51November 20, 2022 2:44 PM

^^^ So is this what Patsy and Edina speak in typically?

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by Anonymousreply 52November 20, 2022 6:05 PM

I’m assuming Eddie spoke Holland Park.

by Anonymousreply 53November 20, 2022 6:06 PM

And what about these gay icons?? "Southern British Standard"/Modern RP?

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by Anonymousreply 54November 20, 2022 6:06 PM

R50 very few of the EastEnders actors since 2000 have been actual Cockneys or even Central Londoners. Most are from the surrounding boroughs & counties.

by Anonymousreply 55November 20, 2022 6:07 PM

This guy is an ex international rugby player and author and I think he looks and sounds like the actor Owen Warner and his brothers and could be a lost brother or uncle. I really like his dialect and deep voice and would love to know where he comes from. I also have never figured out if he’s gay or not.

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by Anonymousreply 56November 20, 2022 6:23 PM

I like the Welsh accent. I like most Scottish accents (Edinburgh-born Sean Connery was mighty fine) but Nicola Sturgeon's accent gets on my nerves. It's like listening to nails on a blackboard. As far as England goes, I like a lot of them. See video below for 20 British accents.

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by Anonymousreply 57November 20, 2022 6:23 PM

Magda from Ab Fab (played by wonderful Kathy Burke) is straight up Cockney.

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by Anonymousreply 58November 20, 2022 7:08 PM

I won't hear a word said against Katy Burke. She says what she means and fuck all...

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by Anonymousreply 59November 20, 2022 7:10 PM

Shelly Winters moaned that she couldn't understand anything Michael Caine was saying when doing film "Alfie".

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by Anonymousreply 60November 20, 2022 7:12 PM

Ultimate course in old school cockney can be found in documentary " We are the Lambeth Boys".

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by Anonymousreply 61November 20, 2022 7:19 PM

Starting at 5 minute mark, easiest to hardest to understand. RP (Queen Elizabeth as an example) is supposedly the easiest.

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by Anonymousreply 62November 20, 2022 7:24 PM

Don't know or care what his accent is, but Jeremy Irons can recite the ABC's and send one into orgasm.

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by Anonymousreply 63November 20, 2022 7:26 PM

Affected Australian accents.

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by Anonymousreply 64November 20, 2022 7:28 PM

Australian accents are the least pleasant-sounding accent for native English speakers.

by Anonymousreply 65November 20, 2022 7:33 PM

A Yorkshire(or Lancashire) accent can be hot, but I just [italic]love[/italic] a middle-class Londoner accent.

by Anonymousreply 66November 20, 2022 7:59 PM

The only way is Essex.

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by Anonymousreply 67November 20, 2022 8:10 PM

[quote] What's that accent?

Pure affectation.

by Anonymousreply 68November 20, 2022 8:12 PM

The One that say "I pay to you the cash for watching only."

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by Anonymousreply 69November 20, 2022 8:12 PM

R62 am willing to bet without watching that Scouse is the hardest to understand.

On the flipside, it's also very hard for most Scousers with thick accents to mimic other accents.

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by Anonymousreply 70November 20, 2022 8:21 PM

Chesire xoxo

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by Anonymousreply 71November 21, 2022 3:14 PM

My partner is Scottish; we live in America. I’ve seen women have public meltdowns over his voice. It’s very embarrassing for him.

by Anonymousreply 72November 21, 2022 3:56 PM

I can't believe RP was excluded from the poll. I'm from Surrey, so that's my accent. I don't find it very sexy, though, I like a bit of rough like cockney. Now that's sexy.

by Anonymousreply 73November 21, 2022 4:10 PM

Here is a video all about RP and why it is a complicated term. For instance it is wrong to assume it is not regional as the vast majority of people who speak it come from Southern England/Home Counties. I suspect R73 from Surrey has a similar accent to my own Hertfordshire one, both being in the London commuter belt.

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by Anonymousreply 74November 21, 2022 6:05 PM

I still wanna know what accent Sable and Alexis are using! :)

by Anonymousreply 75November 22, 2022 1:42 AM

Is it a Brummie accent when they say "bruvver" for "brother"? Just that one word alone always turns me on - "me and my bruvver".

by Anonymousreply 76November 22, 2022 2:39 AM

Stephanie Beacham was born and raised in Hertfordshire, England which is one of the home counties. Her normal speaking accent is a common form of RP spoken in that part of UK.

As a student at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Ms. Beacham would have learned some form of RP as part of elocution and other training , same as others attending who attend RADA.

Ms. Beacham's mother was ill with chickenpox while waiting for her daughter to be born. Stephanie Beacham is partially deaf, having been born with no hearing in her right ear and 80% hearing in her left ear as a result.

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by Anonymousreply 77November 22, 2022 2:49 AM

R76 yes, a Brummie will throw 'broovah' around a lot. 'Bro' as well, if they're young.

It's a very Marmite accent. Most people either think it's the worst one in Britain, or that it's very likeable and endearing and affable.

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by Anonymousreply 78November 22, 2022 3:05 AM

Thanks R77. So I guess the accent most of us Americans think of as 'posh' is this RADA version of RP.

by Anonymousreply 79November 22, 2022 3:32 AM

R79 I reckon for a more contemporary example of a man's posh accent, though he's deceased, you ought to listen to recordings or vids of Christopher Hitchens speaking. He certainly had it, yet without the trendy and fake cockneyisms (mockney) younger South Londoners add. Also sometimes called proper Oxford or "Oxbridge" accent.

by Anonymousreply 80November 22, 2022 7:28 AM

Authentic Cockney, of course.

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by Anonymousreply 81November 22, 2022 7:31 AM

Roadman / chav

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by Anonymousreply 82November 22, 2022 7:53 AM

nah R82 allow it fam

by Anonymousreply 83November 22, 2022 12:52 PM

For record this is *NOT* a Manchester accent.

Daphne Crane ( Jane Leeves) did her best but her Mancunian accent wasn't quite on the mark.

Simon (Anthony LaPaglia) didn't even bother, but resorted to common Aussie British accent, cockney.

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by Anonymousreply 84November 23, 2022 4:49 AM

Robbie Coltrane (a Scotsman) didn't bother either; he went with muddled Brummie (Birmingham) accent.

Richard E Grant (Stephen Moon) went with something between RP and mock cockney.

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by Anonymousreply 85November 23, 2022 4:53 AM

Don't know what accent the late gorgeous Scott Atkinson was going for, but it isn't from any part of UK.

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by Anonymousreply 86November 23, 2022 5:00 AM

^^as a Brit who watched FRASIER, I assumed it was the meta in-joke that neither Daphne nor her family had consistent or matching accents beyond the fact they were all working-class, and that it was kind of sending up the pretentious posh affectations of Frasier & Niles (especially the former, who one assumes hired an English housekeeper thinking it would give him some cachet).

by Anonymousreply 87November 23, 2022 12:24 PM

More like Americans involved with Frasier themselves knew what an authentic Manchester accent sounded like, nor could be bothered casting for reality. To most American ears there are only two British (UK) accents; posh and working class. Make that four you want to add Scottish and Irish.

Niles and Fraser both have affected twee accents that go with their pompous and pretentious behaviour so common with social climbers.

Crane family was working class with Martin Crane a LE officer. It was their mother who wanted and saw to it her sons had and were exposed to better things in life such as prep school and so on.

It their manner and behaviour that constantly cause people to assume Frasier and Niles are gay.

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by Anonymousreply 88November 23, 2022 2:08 PM

John Mahoney was the one member of ensemble cast who had (or did) an authentic Manchester accent, but he long since lost it working and living in USA.

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by Anonymousreply 89November 23, 2022 2:12 PM

Manchester...do me a favour.

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by Anonymousreply 90November 23, 2022 2:23 PM

OP check out the England national football team on Tikt0k or Youtube. They've pretty much got an ice-cream parlour selection of different regional Brit dialects, all from fit young men.

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