The latest version of the sexiest accent in the world survey has been published and Ireland has only come third on the list.
Is it just us or are we used to being number one when it comes to speaking in soothing, sultry tones? Not anymore it would seem.
Big 7 Media polled more than 1.5million people from 60 different countries and they decided that although we Irish sound incredibly sexy, we don’t hit as many right notes as the South Africans and New Zealanders.
Ireland has long been known for its sexy accent, helped by global heart-throbs such as Colin Farrell and Saoirse Ronan in recent years.
But perhaps the world is changing its preference slightly, with the upwards inflections of the South Africans and New Zealanders proving more popular.
The Irish do still sit proudly in the top three, ahead of famously romantic countries such as France and Italy.
Here is the list of the top 50 sexy accents from Big 7 Media’s poll.
44th. New York
12th. Queen’s English
10th. Brazilian Portuguese
9th. U.S Southern
2nd. South African
Written by Andrew Moore