Recently someone took to Reddit to ask, “Do you find American accents from the South attractive?” Many people flooded the comments with their opinions. Here are the top-voted responses.
1. You’ll Need To Be More Specific
One user noted, “There is a lot of space between the accent of Julia Sugarbaker on Designing Women and the accent of Larry the Cable Guy. You are going to have to be more specific.” Another noted, “Yep, Dolly Parton and Cletus from the Simpsons are in completely different leagues.”
2. Northerners Loved It
One man shared, “Dude, I have a vaguely southern accent. Noticeable but not overpowering. I have a buddy that sounds like Boomhauer from King of the Hill. We went from Tenessee up to northern Pennsylvania.
Those ladies LOVED his accent, even if they couldn’t understand half of what he was saying. I got hit on repeatedly. These women wanted to hear us speak so much. It was hilarious.”
3. It Reminds Me of Grandma
“Not particularly. But when I hear an older woman with a Southern Alabama accent, it makes me feel warm inside because that’s where one of my grandmas was from,” one confessed.
4. If the Person Is Already Attractive
“Only if the person with the accent is attractive,” admitted another. “Take the same accent and put it on a person you find physically attractive. Your feelings about the accent will differ.”
5. Cajun Creole Accents
One noted, “I love the cajun creole accent. It sounds musical to me.” A second admitted, “God, I love that accent so much. I was talking about that with my friend. I was in NO and had a driver from Thibodaux.
I was swooning over this very proper, religious grandpa with pictures of the babies on his dashboard. Any time I hear it, it makes my head turn.”
6. Slowly Pouring Syrup on Some Pancakes
“My ex-girlfriend was a schoolteacher from downstate Kentucky,” shared another. On our first date, we talked about something, and she said the word ‘realize,’ but it came out as ‘real-ahs’ in a super soft and smooth drawl. I remember thinking to myself, oh no. I am in trouble.
I was so out of my element in that whole deal. Her voice was the equivalent of watching someone slowly pouring syrup on a pancake. I have no other way to describe it.”
7. Prefer a Drawl More Than a Twang
“Absolutely, yes, but I prefer a drawl more than a twang,” one confessed. After someone asked the difference, another explained, “The southern drawl is that ‘slow and honeyed’ accent like Arthur Morgan from Red Dead Redemption 2. Twang is the accent that we associate with being ‘dumb’ southern… Like Seth from Red Dead Redemption.”
8. Yes and No
“Yes and no: if it’s a down-home waitress saying, ‘Well, hey, darlin’, what can I git for ya?’…then fine. But if it’s a grossly overweight backwoods sheriff saying, You ain’t from ’round here, are ya, boy?’ Then…no” shared one.
9. Gender Bias
One user said, “I’ll probably get downvoted for this, but…Southern accents females = hot. Southern accents male = sounds like a hillbilly. I feel the same about country singers, too, it could be the same lyrics, but I’d only like the female version.”
10. Media Exagerrates the Accents
Finally, someone volunteered, “I’m a Southerner, and I’m bout to lay some knowledge on some of y’all. The southern accent you hear in pop country music and on TV is exaggerated by morons and doesn’t represent the average honest southern accent. Although I speak the language, I still have difficulty understanding some folks with real accents.”
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