This probably won’t come as a surprise to many, but the Irish accent has been voted the sexiest in the world, leaving Italians in second place.
Online survey platform, Onepoll.com, asked 5,000 men and women which accent left the biggest impression on them – and the consensus? The Irish accent was voted the sexiest in the world.
And despite dropping to third place last year, Ireland came out top in the world’s sexiest accent poll 2019.
Lovely lilt – a way with words
The Irish accent has previously ranked sexiest in the world but, for some reason, slipped to third place in 2018.
This year, however, voters regained their senses and placed the Irish lilt back in first place where it belongs.
The romantic powers of the Irish accent have been apparent for decades, with many actors from the Emerald Isle gracing the big screen.
Modern Hollywood heart-throbs like Colin Farrell and Cillian Murphy highlight how attractive the Irish accent can still be received.
A spokesperson for OnePoll confirmed how Irish stars impact the accent ranking sexiest in the world.
In an interview with DublinLive, they said, “High-profile stars such as Colin Farrell have helped bring the accent more to the fore.”
Screen presence – popular in Hollywood
Irish screen actors have left so many viewers swooning that it has caused the accent to bypass New Zealand and South Africa on the list.
Not only that, the Irish accent was ranked well ahead of our U.K. neighbours across the sea, improving its rankings as the sexiest accent in the world.
The Scottish accent was voted third sexiest in the world, with the English accent ranking sixth and the Welsh tones a less than impressive ninth place.
The American accent made the least impression after being voted tenth place on the sexy-ometre.
The top ten world’s sexiest accents for 2019 are listed below for you to browse and decide if you agree with the ranking:
Irish charm – everyone loves the Irish
So with it confirmed that the Irish accent is the sexiest in the world, especially if spoken by a ruggedly handsome Colin Farrell, let’s look at what makes it so.
Could it be the rhythmic flow of the sentences or the charming poetic words used to describe everyday items?
For example, “Sure, that’s a grand ol’ yoke altogether!”
Perhaps the Irish accent brings comfort to people, like a warm hug or a hot whiskey?
Or could it be the art of storytelling that often accompanies the flow of the colloquial patterns?
With one example, “Come here ‘til I tell ya. Have the heard the one about the ….”
Whatever it is that makes the Irish accent irresistible, it is fair to say that many people are drawn to it.
As for Irish natives, their favourite accent may depend on what county in Ireland the speaker is from.
But that is for another vote. For now, we can rest easy knowing that the Irish accent is officially the sexiest in the world!