Post # 1
So since it seems a lot of us here have partners from other areas of the world, and it’s just a fact that there are some yummy accents out there, let’s hear about them! Do you just love your SOs accent? Do you melt when he/she speaks in his/her native tongue, or think it’s adorable when he/she spouts off unique slang or regionalisms?
I love my guy’s Aussie accent. He greets me every day with “G’day sheila,” and I love it. One thing that cracks me up is that he actually Americanizes his speech with he talks with me–uses American terms a lot of the time, and his accent is subtler. As soon as he’s talking to his family, though, he immediately gets totally Aussie. He doesn’t even realize it. Makes me smile every time.
He says he loves my accent, even though I don’t think I have much of one. But hey, as long as he’s happy.
Post # 3
I love my FI’s accent. He has a southern accent & his voice reminds me of a deep country singers voice. *Swoon*
I’ve noticed that I pick up his accent… he can’t talk like me even if he tries! In KY they say “Y’all” and here we say “You guys”. He tried saying you guys & I was on the floor dying of laughter. He said it “you guyese” lol
After a month there I have a little bit of a southern drawl 🙂
Post # 4
does country of origin matter? m is from louisiana and has a great accent.. it’s very cute and regional and he teases me all the time because i have a true southern drawl his is way different.. more like a cajun-esque type drawl.
Post # 5
awwwww I wish J had an accent! Well, besides the weird Michigan nasal thing we’ve bought been fighting to get rid of since we moved out of that state…
Post # 6
Although England is a small country, it has at least as many regional accents as the USA. Picture an Oxford lecturer with a bit of a Geordie accent…that’s my boy. (Non-UK bees: the Geordie dialect is the closest thing to Old English to survive into modern times. Some people think it sounds vaguely Scottish, which has something to do with Scotland being fairly close, but trust me, they are different.)
I do like his accent very much, but it’s his soft voice that really makes me melt.
Post # 7
I don’t think FI has a very sexy accent 🙁 But he does make up cute new words by mixing English and Korean together!
Post # 8
I am from New Orleans originally, but I grew up in GA so I have a slight drawl with certain words/vowels. My FI is from here and I can’t stand his improper grammar, slang, accent and poor spelling lol
instead of ASKING me a question, he AXES me a question…ugh!
Post # 9
@doozi – AXES. I laughed.
Post # 10
Can I swoon over your man’s accents, ladies? MMmmm. I am such a sucker for them.
We don’t have accents. Well, I have a mix of a Californian/Northerner’s accents and people ask me about it all the time. I pronounce my A’s like Northerners do but I say certain things that are very Californian. Dh doesn’t have one that i’m aware of…i’ve never heard it.
Post # 11
Neither of us have accents really… I guess I used to have a “cleveland” accent which is very subtle but I’ve lived in Columbus for 7 years and I lost it. I’m honestly not much for accents in general (especially the “typical” ones that girls like… southern and french… do not like! i know, I’m weird), but I have one exception: aussie! @texasgalah- you are a lucky lucky girl 😉
Post # 12
When Mr. Q speaks Spanish, I swoon every time. He could be telling me to take out the garbage and I wouldn’t care. I am beginning to recognize many of his phases though and I love it. 🙂 Although he is hispanic, he learned most of his Spanish in school.
We laugh about his “accent” quite a bit. Certain words will pop out with a hysterical flair… He’ll say “Babe can you hand me my CHOOSE (instead of shoes)” I’m usually laughing so hard, he starts laughing too.
Post # 13
My other half is originally from Wigan in Lancashire, so he says certain words differently to other northerners. e.g. Hair = Hurr, Stairs = sturrs, there = thur,
sometimes its how things are phrased, e.g. could you put this in the oven = could you put this in th’oven
he sort of sounds a bit like this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dmsADg_hc0
My accent is more like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP4VDWmc2L4&feature=related
I just love his accent, I have a thing about northern english accent. Southern england ones just don’t do it for me!
Post # 14
FI doesn’t have one, and I have a Southern one (so I’m told LOL)
Speaking of accents though, when I worked at Virginia Tech, there was a sous chef who worked there from New Zealand. Whenever I heard him say anything, I just wanted to throw myself on him!!! What is it about accents?? LOL sheeeesh
Post # 15
Irish accents really do it for me…I wish FI would have gone abroad to Ireland to study for a bit!!!
Post # 16
@Bamm – LOL, when we first moved here from Ireland my brothers were SO popular with women b/c of their accents!
I’ve lost my Irish accent except when I’m around Irish people 🙂