When you think of sexy accents, which ones come to mind?
Maybe its the Italian accent, which tends to sound like a sweet lullaby in your ear, or the smoother French pronunciation, which only deserves its title of "the language of love".
But what if I tell you that an extensive poll looking into the world's sexiest accents ranked the New Zealand or "Kiwi" accent in first place? Yes, really.
According to an extensive poll conducted by Big 7 Travel, the Kiwi accent is "outrageously charming", and officially the sexiest in the world. That's sweet as, bro!
On their website, the travel company announced that the accent is even above its Australian cousin, adding:
To a novice ear, the New Zealand accent might sound just like the Australian accent, but Big 7 Travel readers disagree. The ‘Newzild’ dialect is outrageously charming. The sexiest accent in the world? It’s official.
The Kiwis fended off tough competition from the South Africans and Irish, who ranked second and third on the list consecutively. Other countries in the top 10 included Italy in fourth (didn't we tell you?), Spanish in eighth, and Brazilian Portuguese in tenth. French also made the top 10, by the way, coming in seventh.
It's safe to say that Kiwis were very happy with this ranking.
the New Zealand accent has been ranked the sexiest in the world, on this, the day when Simon Bridges says 'slushie' a bunch of times