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Do You Use Your Cute Accent To...?  
User currently offlineAirAfreak From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 711 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3223 times:
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Hello there!

I was in a restaurant eaves-dropping on a conversation I had heard between a staff member and three tourists (the conversation took place near my table) :

Tourist: "Can you suggest a great bar to go to tonight?"
Employee: "Yes! I recommend... ."
Tourist: "Are there lots of hot girls, there?"
Employee: "Many!"
Tourist: "When women hear our cute French Accents, they do anything we want (not exactly those words, but you get the idea)."
Employee: Smiles and agrees.

So, are you aware of how cute your accent is to us US(Americans) and if you do know it is, do you use it to charm your way into getting whatever you want? This is not an attack by any means, but I have thought about this from time-to-time.

Cheers!


AirAfreak


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User currently offlinebookishaviator From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

I have to admit to once hamming up my foreignness in the United States in an attempt to score myself relations with a fine local male specimen.

All I can say is... it worked.   



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User currently offlineAirAfreak From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 711 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3158 times:
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Quoting bookishaviator (Reply 1):

I have fallen victim to this situation because I was taken advantage of with a combination of alcohol, accent, and aggressive loquaciousness... I can never recall his name to save my life because of that damn accent. He must have told me his name at least 12 times!

Even at 33, I can never say "no" when it comes to anything Kiwi, Aussie, British, etc... stupid me. =]



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20468 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

Quoting bookishaviator (Reply 1):
in an attempt to score myself relations with a fine local male specimen.

::gasp:: Tramp!



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User currently offlineFallap From Denmark, joined Jan 2009, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3070 times:

I speak with a half broken Russian accent for unknown reasons. (Still got an A at engrish in highschool)

I'll just use my superior looks to score!


User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6084 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3062 times:
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I have really play up my southern accent when I travel in Quebec. The first time I was in Montreal, back in 1998, I was talking to a bar tender and saying how friendly people in town were and how I was led to believe that the people were rude to Americans there. He said that they didn't like New Yorkers and that I obviously wasn't from NYC. I guess the big belt buckle and cowboy boots gave it away. Ever since I have really hill billied it up in Quebec and everyone has been friendly and I always have a great time.

I have played up up "good ole boy" thing a lot when I have traveled in Germany and it always gets results there too. When I travel in the UK I don't need to act like a "good ole boy" because I visit the rural areas and go to tractor and engine shows, so I fit right in.

Quoting AirAfreak (Thread starter):
When women hear our cute French Accents

When I hear a women speak French it fires me up.... Sexy sexy sexy!!!



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2811 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3020 times:

Quoting AirAfreak (Thread starter):
When women hear our cute French Accents, they do anything we want


Man, if it was true I'd know it. I lived 7 years in Ireland, but never could get rid of my French accent (though it's not as extreme as some French people who are completely not comprehensible). So I don't have the choice to speak with a French accent. But I've never used with an idea in mind. I'm just trying to talk!

Quoting falstaff (Reply 5):
When I hear a women speak French it fires me up.... Sexy sexy sexy!!!

The same for me with Italian and Spanish girls  



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2384 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

Danish accent is not very attractive, so no.. I usually shut up instead. 

User currently offlineFallap From Denmark, joined Jan 2009, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 7):

Depends if you are talking with that hideous typical accent, that often danes have. :b


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2384 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Quoting Fallap (Reply 8):
Depends if you are talking with that hideous typical accent, that often danes have. :b

I lived one year in Canada and used to have an American girlfriend and also spent 10 months in Ukraine where I could only communicate in English.. I guess it all helps but my accent is still there.


User currently offlinebaguy From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

Brit accent in Aus…. what can I say! Moving there for a year next year - will be interesting to see how my accent fares - I was there for a few months last year and unashamedly played it up!

BAguy


User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2070 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2943 times:

I'm German. Cute accents are none of my concern.


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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13985 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2933 times:

Spanish, Greek, Turkish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Russian and Scottish accents do it for me if spoken by females (though somehow I tend to end up with East Asian women).
Maybe it is subconcious for a guy that he casts his net wide to enhance the gene pool and is more attracted by potential partners from far away, who´se genetic structure will be more likely different from his own.

Jan


User currently offlineAirAfreak From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 711 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2930 times:
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I was in a bar with a group of friends and about 7 shots later, we were introduced to a few Australian Tourists visiting Los Angeles. After a few exchanges of the "how's your trip, when did you arrive, what do you think of LA so far," etc... I finally said, "I know what you're trying to do. You're using your cute Aussie accent to have your way with me! I caught you!" (all laughing and drinking while saying this) And he says, "so what are you doing later?" I reply, "You." lol!!!!!!!!!

So you see, it works for those of you that take advantage! Have fun!!! Woof!



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11636 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

I don't, but the affect was really noticeable when I was in the US earlier this month. I've never had some many girls flirting with me in such a short period of time - the British accent rocks! 


Dan  



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3218 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

I'm had a lot of positive comments on my Home Counties (S.E.England) accent over the years. Lots of non-native English speakers thank me for having such a clear accent   When I speak loud enough, I get some attention, especially in the States!


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User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1331 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

Quoting Rara (Reply 11):
I'm German. Cute accents are none of my concern.

Well in my case, German accents are the ones that win me over. My hubby still had his German accent when I met him and it hooked me...7 years later he still got me! Other northern European accents do it for me as well (Danish, Dutch, Swedish) as well as some from South America (specifically Argentina and Chile).

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 14):
I've never had some many girls flirting with me in such a short period of time -

That is happening to me with disturbing frequency...and I'm gay, not straight! I am from Puerto Rico but I always spoke with a Spanish accent which somehow carries over when I speak English. Of course, they get all disappointed the minute I mention my husband...

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 13):
So you see, it works for those of you that take advantage! Have fun!!! Woof!

It happened to me one time when I was still living near LAX...a Lufthansa flight attendant, that accent...you can guess the rest!   


User currently offlineRomeoBravo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

I think i have a horrible nasal voice but the yanks seem to dig it. It's really really bizarre tbh, i just can't understand the reaction.

Still, nice to go somewhere where you just have to talk and you're halfway in bed with them.


User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6172 posts, RR: 30
Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2821 times:
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I do not look like the typical idea other people (not only Americans) think Mexicans look like (for some reason I do not understand, I usually get : Are you from Brazil?) So, more then attracting people, they are more curious about where I´m from when I speak English. Does it work to get me some? I´m not sure, but at least it gets conversations started.

Sort of the same thing happens when I speak French. But the French do love my accent.

When I speak Portuguese it definitely is not that interesting to native speakers

It´s when I speak Italian that more specimens get interested, and once or twice I´ve gotten drinks from people wanting me to "speak to them"



MGGS
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19487 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2787 times:

Quoting bookishaviator (Reply 1):
I have to admit to once hamming up my foreignness in the United States in an attempt to score myself relations with a fine local male specimen.

Ozzie accent. OMG, gets me every time. EVERY time. *le sigh* Irish, British, and Scottish will do it, too.

Sadly, my accent (in English, anyway) is generic American. It doesn't even have a regional twist to it, for the most part. That said, I am from the Midwest, so I can turn on my Michigan accent when I want it, but it sounds more provincial and hickish than alluring. It's good for getting laughs, but not good for getting play.


User currently offlineAirAfreak From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 711 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2753 times:
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Quoting Charles79 (Reply 16):

Always nice to live in LAX for that reason with all of our wonderful selection of airline crew to have!!! =]



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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2698 times:

Never found that my accent in English helped me get any. I don't have a strong New Zealand accent. TBH I have had more luck trying the local language even if I don't know how to. The attempted language contact requires interaction and then I am able to start a conversation. Learning a language is easier when sex is the final goal...:-P

My blue eyes on the other hand have been useful in Peru & Venezuela and Japan & Philippines. Even though the rest of me is probably not that attractive.


User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

Quoting AirAfreak (Thread starter):
So, are you aware of how cute your accent is to us US(Americans) and if you do know it is, do you use it to charm your way into getting whatever you want?

Regularly, but more in business than in bars as I am a good married boy - though the waitresses love me too... I have several middle aged cougar / milf customers and I just need to call them up and the business keeps on coming in! I have a fairly rough London accent (think Del Boy) but I can speak perfect James Bond-ese and it works without fail.

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 21):
My blue eyes on the other hand have been useful

This too with dark hair, I like it in women (I loved Yasmine Bleath in Baywatch way more than Pammie...) so I guess it works both ways!


Mind you, it works both ways too - I dont like the harsh and loud western or southern accents, but a soft Canadian accent from a Vancouver girl or the French Montreal girl is just - wow...



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User currently offlinebookishaviator From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 2):
Even at 33, I can never say "no" when it comes to anything Kiwi, Aussie, British, etc... stupid me. =]

Well it's worth noting that I've definitely got a thing for American accents. So I'm just as susceptible to accent-induced love charms.



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

Quoting AirAfreak (Thread starter):
So, are you aware of how cute your accent is to us US(Americans) and if you do know it is, do you use it to charm your way into getting whatever you want?

Having been born and raised in Alabama and having traveled a bit around the rest of the US, I can say with some certainty that my accent isn't considered "cute" at all. That being said, speaking with a thick Southern accent does have it's perks: I'm almost never asked to take part in boring political discussions, and on the occasions that I do make an intelligent comment the looks of shock and amazement on the faces of the people to whom I spoke are quite humorous to see.



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25 ZKSUJ : I'm suprised to see kiwi in there. I was told we have one of the most 'turn off' accents in the world... Each to their own I guess
26 falstaff : Gay guys always meet great women. A good buddy of mine is gay and he always has hot women wanting to talk to him at the bar.
27 TSS : I don't think so. Nothing wrong with a Kiwi accent to my ears. Here's a quick & easy test for which accents are attractive and which ones aren't:
28 MillwallSean : Kiwi accents isnt very strong in my opinion. Not like Aussie accents. More generic English. The typical stereotyped maori accent is more noticeable bu
29 RobertNL070 : Speaking Dutch with a Flemish accent is considered very cute in the Netherlands...
30 blueflyer : Although it doesn't come on naturally, I can turn on a pretty good French accent and it has gotten me out of trouble more than once and a few free dri
31 TSS : Polite indifference is what does the trick where attractive females are concerned, but a "cute" accent definitely helps.
32 Post contains images AirAfreak : First time I've ever heard that one!!! I guess it works both ways!!! =] A guy with a Kiwi or Aussie Accent could tell me to go to hell, but I wouldn'
33 Post contains images Charles79 : ...and of course It's all in the name of getting to know folks from other countries and cultures! I guess...I've been told by female colleagues that
34 vikkyvik : No one likes New Yorkers. Oddly, I've never found French accents attractive. Now we're talking (the other gender, though)! Girl + Australian Accent =
35 steeler83 : I have a co-worker who speaks with a British accent. Just about every time I go into the kitchen for something, she and another co-worker are having a
36 eirbus06 : He Who dares! Wins!
37 CaptCufflinks : I have a very well-spoken accent with a deeper than average tone to it. All I'm saying is that if I could go out in Canada (Ontario & Nova Scotia
38 mad99 : Funny! Having recently worked with a few guys from that part of the world i can tell you it takes some getting used to.. I now understand them when t
39 stlgph : absolutely. when going out in New York City I've hammed it up often with a nice southern U.S. drawl. it works quite well at scoring drinks and sometim
40 TSS : Yep, Southern English is almost it's own language, in idiom if not in vocabulary. Add in the distinctive accent and when we Southerners venture into
41 AirAfreak : Fleeeeeeeeeeeeet Week! Woof!!!!
42 TSS : Okay, I've got to ask this: Has no-one ever found it incongruous that someone with handsome but strongly Midwestern features would speak with a South
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