Not sure how I missed the following report, reprinted here courtesy of the lovely people at TourismIreland. If golfers need any more reasons to go to Ireland (and trust me, they don’t), this might be the deciding factor.
|IRISH ACCENT IS VOTED THE WORLD’S SEXIEST!|
|THE IRISH ACCENT HAS BEEN VOTED THE WORLD’S SEXIEST OUSTING THE FRENCH FROM THE TOP SPOT!|
|The Irish accent was yesterday voted the world’s sexiest – knocking the Gauls off the top spot they’ve held for decades, according to The Daily Mail.
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, knocking the French off the top spot. 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. The Italian accent was deemed to be second most sexy followed by Scottish. The French only managed to limp into fourth place, just ahead of Australian. English was sixth. The study also found six in ten women admitted they hade been succumbed to seduction by someone purely because of their accent.
The sexiest accents are: 1 Irish; 2 Italian; 3 Scottish; 4 French; 5 Australian; 6 English; 7 Swedish; 8 Spanish; 9 Welsh; 10 American.
Photograph courtesy of TourismIreland.