Monday, December 16, 2019

Poll claims this is the sexiest accent in the world

Poll claims this is the sexiest accent in the worldPoll claims this is the sexiest accent in the worldAglobal poll of 1.5 million people from 60 different countries, conducted by Big 7 Travel, determined, once and for all which accent is the most alluring. Unfortunately, theres been a bit of controversysurrounding the way the whole thing shook out.Yes, all the classic favorites made the Top 10, but according to the poll results, the official sexiest accent in the world is the one used by the rock monster-alien from Thor Ragnarok,played by director Taika Waititi, and Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.The authors of the poll report, To a novice ear, the New Zealand accent might sound just like the Australian accent, but Big 7 Travel readers disagree. The Newzild dialect is outrageously charming.Follow Ladders on FlipboardFollow Ladders magazines on Flipboard covering Happiness, Productivity, Job Satisfaction, Neuroscience, and moreObvious choices like Italian and French accents both made appearances in the Top 10, each claiming the number four and seven spots respectively.Although leid many people find regular ol American accents particularly desirable, a good deal of voters expressed an affinity for a slow southern drawl. Coming in at number nine, was the Southern U.S. accent, the kind you mind find in residents ofNorth Carolina,South Carolina,Georgia,Alabama,Mississippi, Tennessee,Arkansas,Louisiana, or Kentucky.Rounding out the Top 10 was the Brazilian Portuguese accent, which, again makes perfect sense.The least popular Slavic language the Croatian accent came in at the bottom of the Top 50 list. Some of the others that bottomed the list were the Romanian accent, the Pakistani accent, German accents, Thai and New York accents, described as fast and hypernasal. If you belong to one of these regions and are a little verrgertyoure not alone. The days following the release of Big 7s report has been tailed by a bit of backlash.For example this tweetThis T witter users response was a bit more nuancedAnd, unsurprisingly, some of New Zealands neighbors didnt take the news wellThe problem might have a lot to do with poor public relations. Most of the Kiwis famous to Americans are famous in a strictly comediccontext (though singing sensation Lorde has managed to capture a large American audience.)Jemaine Clement andBret McKenzie ofFlight of the Concords for instance and Waititi are trulythree of the funniest minds to debut in the last few years, though they dont exactly spring casanova to mind. Theres this reserved silliness attached to them.But if you extract the very same accent and observe it in a non-comedian, maybe youll feel differently. Or maybe you wont.You might also enjoyNew neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happyStrangers know your social class in the first seven words you say, study finds10 lessons from Benjamin Franklins daily schedule that will double your productivityThe worst mistakes you can make in an int erview, according to 12 CEOs10 habits of mentally strong people

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