I’m sure you already know this, but just in case you’ve never fooled around with Siri, did you know you can change her voice to his voice, and her/his accent? I mean, come on; I was on that faster than…well, not very fast because my fingers are slow and chubby, but you get my drift. I changed that shit up right quick.
I did try the Australian accent first, but dude just didn’t sound very enthusiastic about life, so I went with the Brit. Given other choices, I probably would have gone in a different direction
and as it turns out, I’m not alone in my preference for a sexy-voiced robot overlord; many of my fellow Americans feel similarly (albeit, more city specific). In a poll of 1000 British and 1000 American travelers, British Airways reports we’re quite choosy when it comes to our perception of sexy accents.
According to the airline, 25% of Americans think the sexiest voices come from Glasgow, Scotland, home to the likes of bandmates Peter Capaldi and Craig Ferguson, Angus Young and Jimmy Somerville, Rory McCann, Robbie Coltrane, Henry Ian Cusick, Robert Carlyle, John Barrowman and this adorable fellow:
Winning second-place-sexy to the American ear is Cockney, although as noted by The Telegraph, we’re not exactly expert at determining accents, with a fifth of those polled confusing Glaswegian with Scouse.
Never fear; the British fared just as poorly on that front. While they declared New York (???) as the sexiest American accent, and Bostonians as most intelligent sounding (I, uh…WHAT?), forty percent of the Brit voters thought a Canadian accent was Texan.
Voting for celebrity accents became super-specific, with Tennessee-born Morgan Freeman declared the number one sexy-toned-accent among British voters, and Dolly Parton coming in second.
Americans love Sean Connery, voting the Edinburgh-born actor as the sexiest-toned voice; Hugh Grant and Keira Knightley placed second and third.
In a funny aside, forty percent of the Americans were able to find London on a map, while only twenty percent of Brits could find New York. Must have been the free booze, eh?