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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-04-19 21:07
Subject: Deep thoughts, somewhere else, random thoughts here and now
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Tags:culture, funny, personal
I was out socially this evening, and had a very nice time. Driving home in the gorgeous weather, I had some very cogent thought about looking to the future vs. looking the past, and the success of retro culture icons -- think the New Beetle or the Mini, for example, or all those film remakes of classic tv shows. I came up with this really great point about abandoning the future, which I have promptly forgotten because I'm so tired.

Feel free to fill in the blank.

Also, which foreign accent do you find sexiest? Australian? Irish? Slavic?
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Kelly Green
User: saycestsay
Date: 2007-04-20 04:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
French *S*.

Abandoning the future? Oh boy yes. World Bank is editing out references to family planning; they are trying to shift into reverse, and succeeding far too well.
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User: rajankhanna
Date: 2007-04-20 04:18 (UTC)
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Johnny Eponymous
User: johnnyeponymous
Date: 2007-04-20 04:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
In order of 'Take me I'm Your-ishness.'

1) Australian
2) Russian
3) Scottish
4) Irish
5) Greek
6) Maine
7) South Boston
8) South African
9) German
10) Yiddish

Those are the ones
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Misty Marshall: Jasmine
User: mistymarshall
Date: 2007-04-20 04:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
umm basically if it is not english...gets me when any man speaks another language to me. Love to hear irish accents but french/italina/spanish ones are my fave :)
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David Reagan: Graffiti
User: coolmajaka
Date: 2007-04-20 04:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Australian, by a long shot.
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dinogrl: lazer breath
User: dinogrl
Date: 2007-04-20 04:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:lazer breath
Italian and French, a dead "heat", depending on who is doin' the talkin'.
Then there is the mother tongue spoken by Alan Rickman. ::swoon::
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User: frabjouslinz
Date: 2007-04-20 16:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have to agree with you on Alan Rickman. That man could make reading the phone book sexy. Yum.
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Twilight: Pensive
User: twilight2000
Date: 2007-04-20 04:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Depends on who's delivering :>.

While i tend to think Scottish, if it's Pierce Brosnan, Irish works just fine :>. Certain British voices even work for me ;>, as do most Aussie accents and North African/educated in England (e.g. Alexander Siddig).

The right Russian accent will work just fine as well...

As I said, depends on who's delivering it :>.
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When life gives you lemmings...: Fafnir 5/80 1923
User: danjite
Date: 2007-04-20 05:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Fafnir 5/80 1923
Sigh... LJ erased a long bit I just wrote here on those cars but... feh.

Irish, then Slavic. Not like me to choose from the offerings.

Here- have some Kiwi CarPr0n.
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Rafe: clank
User: etcet
Date: 2007-04-20 12:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Cleavage is the universal language of lust, so I'm going to quietly appreciate the hell out of your icon here.
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Tania: neonkitty
User: tania_c
Date: 2007-04-20 05:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Canadian. Something about the vowels... Beyond that, if it's the right person, it's all sexy.
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Brian Dolton
User: tchernabyelo
Date: 2007-04-20 09:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
This is culturally interesting - I've never thought of the Australian accent as remotely sexy, and not to my knowledge met anyone else who does. Maybe we're more familiar with it in the UK, or something, but I really can't work out why/how an Aussia drawl could sound sexy.

The traditionally "sexy" accent to a Brit is the French (another aspect of our love/hate relationship), but that's as much because of the cultural image (uninhibited Folies Bergere girls) as the actual sound.

I don't think any accent, per se, is sexy to me. It very much depends on what's being said in it.
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russ: pasporto
User: goulo
Date: 2007-04-20 14:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Heh, reading the comments I was starting to think I was the only one who was baffled by the idea of the Australian accent as being among the sexiest. I guess we just didn't get the memo or something.
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Fiction Theory: highlight!quote
User: fiction_theory
Date: 2007-04-20 11:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
British is my far and away favorite, especially when it's someone from the north (like, say, the guy who played the 9th Doctor) and they say words like "dust" and the u sound gets sort of turned into an 'o'.

Followed then by a Scottish accent.

Then Mexican/Puerto Rican/etc. Because while people may say that French is the language of love, Spanish is the language of *sexy*.

Then German.
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User: tillyjane
Date: 2007-04-20 13:20 (UTC)
Subject: sexy accents
very few references to asian languages, wonder why?
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David Moles
User: scarypudding
Date: 2007-04-20 14:44 (UTC)
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la sirena dolce: kitty lick
User: lasirenadolce
Date: 2007-04-20 14:58 (UTC)
Subject: yummmm.
Keyword:kitty lick
Depends on who's doing the talking...

1) Texan when spoken by Matthew McConaughey
2) Italian when spoken by Isabella Rossellini
3) Spanish when spoken by Antonio Banderas
… and any accent that Gary Oldman decideds to take on moves to the top of the list.
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Ruth Nestvold
User: specficrider
Date: 2007-04-20 15:54 (UTC)
Subject: Re: yummmm.
I'm with you. I like the *voice* more than the accent.

But I would add Dennis Quaid's New Orleans drawl in "The Big Easy" to the list. :-)
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la sirena dolce: cheeky
User: lasirenadolce
Date: 2007-04-20 17:22 (UTC)
Subject: Re: yummmm.
::and my knees go weak::

very good one :)
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User: muneraven
Date: 2007-04-20 15:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh French. And some African accents as well. And I kind of like a good working-class New Yawk sort of accent, too.

--Scottish accents remind me of the dwarves in World of Warcraft.
--Indian accents make me think of "The Simpsons."
--I live in Minnesota and we make fun of Scandinavian accents so that's out.
--British accents make me think too much because I am trying to relate them to social class, thanks to Professor Harry Higgins.
--I took Russian in college and that killed the mystery of that accent. When I hear it I simply feel like a test is coming.
--German accents . . .does anyone find that language sexy?
--Many Asian people where I live are so good at minimizing their accents that they aren't that noticeable.
--Spanish accents vary so greatly depending on where the person learned the language. A person from Mexico sounds very little like a person from Cuba and someone from Spain sounds even more different.

The worst accent is the American pet-owner accent, which can make anyone sound like a blithering idiot (me too).
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Gigi Gridley
User: gigica
Date: 2007-04-20 15:50 (UTC)
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User: kblincoln
Date: 2007-04-20 16:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Irish. All the way. Except for Alan Rickman.

Strangely enough, although I'm married to a man from Tokyo, Asian accents don't do it for me at all.

Men speaking Australian accents always strike me as people I want to go drinking with, or river rafting or something.
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