Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Speak To Me

I think if I had an accent I could take over the world. I think this because I bet a man with an accent could take over my world. What is that strange power of the accent? Why and how does it make him ten times hotter? It's not a talent or a characteristic or even an indication of the type of person he is but I swear, I hear a man with an accent and I find myself swooning. Hot men with accents:

Tony Blair- Have you ever watched British Parliament? I have. Tony Blair (never mind how you feel about his politics! Keep that out of here) is hilarious and has a hott accent. If there was a twelve month calendar of hott politicians it would be his month all year long. (Besides, who else would you put in it? Yelch!)

Sean Connery- The man is OLD but he speaks and I swear he's my age again. ("The Rapists for $1000!")

Hugh Grant- What prostitute incident? Apologies with accents count more, I think.

Colin Firth- Has any living woman out there not fallen in love with this man in one of his movies? He's really not that attractive but he has an accent and I think it makes his characters sweeter and hotter.

Anyone Scottish, really- I have a slight (ok huge) thing for anything Scottish. Blame my ancestors who came over here a few generations ago but if I hear that glottal stop sound I pretty much just get a smile on my face.



This topic isn't totally random, though. Many of my favorite bands are from the UK and one of my favorites things is when a person's accent come through in the song. So you can imagine my absolute DELIGHT when last night I got to see one of them live! Up close and personal. Not personal enough though...it took a lot of will power not to be "that girl" with the band. (Although, had one asked...it would have been iffy that I would decline;) I couldn't help but let my mind wander during the show and think about one of them coming up to me after the show and asking if I wanted to "hang out". Would I? Ha, probably! Hell, a proposition with an accent? How could I say no? And really, these men (yes, MEN) aren't your typical cute indie boys. These are burly men with full beards and the obvious effects of too much beer but I won't lie: I found them incredibly attractive. Was it the accent? The guitars? The honest lyrics? I don't know but I wanted to go in back and do bad things with them. I really did. I wonder how my name would sound with an accent...

22 comments:

robin said...

I think I did a post on this once...or maybe it was how I can't understand accents. Either way brittish, scottish or irish...I swoon. I once met a guy in a bar with a welch accent and he had immediately. I couldn't understand what he was saying but it sounded so good. If a guy has one of those accents it automatically makes him sexier. My favorite is Ewan McGregor but I love Colin Firth as well ;)

TheBarmaid said...

Did you ever see that video a few years ago when someone threw a condom filled with purple powder at Tony Blair in the House of Commons? It was kind of the greatest thing ever.

Arlene said...

I once dated a Nigerian guy (In fact I called him Nigerian Mike)...doesn't sound that hot, but I promise, it was nice! And don't forget how sexy a Jamaican accent can be (yes, I once dated a Jamaican Soccer player--how did I get so lucky?). As for the hot politicians...does a Boston accent count? B/C JFK was way way hotter than Tony Blair!

NotCarrie said...

Robin- Love me some Ewan McGregor! I wonder if anyone out there fancies American "accents"?

Barmaid- I think I remember that. I was probably swooning and didn't see the purple powder.

Arlene- I'm sorry but Tony Blair wins HANDS DOWN!

robin said...

notcarrie - I've always wondered that.

TKR said...

I agree that accents are sexy. A British lacrosse player asked me for directions the other day and I was planning our wedding the next second (never mind that I didn't know his name). I do think Colin Firth is hot with or without the accent though.

Single guy blogging said...

I can do a nice italian accent! Had I known it was this popular, I would have bust it out more...

Buon giorno bella!

Laurie (aka buggy) said...

I do a good "Salma Hayek."

But that's the thing - I have to make myself.

Normally, I have my Baltimore thing going on..

=/

Vixen said...

I'm a sucker for accents too. Any accent. I can understand them all. Russian, French, Scottish, I drool. Aussies make me melt. Even the Canadians have a pretty hott accent!

trueborn said...

As a man, a woman with an accent does the same thing for me...
I once dated a girl from Ireland and the way she said my name did something wonky to my brain.

From what I gather, the Aussies love our accent. But then, which one, I met a hick named Earl the other day that I needed subtitles for.

Everyone has an accent whether we want to believe it or not, I guess everyone is possibly a hottie

jo said...

i know a number of british and scottish men and let's just say that sometimes i read their lips 'coz i can't always understand what they're saying, especially if it's in a noisy bar. but the accent that really gets me is the australian accent. woohoo! i was at a australian wine tasting yesterday and there was this australian guy speaking. i swooned over his accent.

Betsy said...

Hugh Grant = sooo hot

NotCarrie said...

Robin- I just need to date a man with an accent. And not a hick one.

Tkr- Colin Firth usually gets me with the character he plays. I don't put him in the same category as Clive Owen and Brad Pitt though. Although isn't he Britain's "Brad Pitt"? Hmmm

Single Guy- Hmmm, considering putting my phone # up to hear this accent.

Laurie- My sister and I sometimes take on accents while we're out. It's funny. We try to act like we're visiting the US. It's just another silly thing we do.

Vixen- OMG Russian accents are to die for. You know the "Russian Cosmonaut" in Armageddon? LOVE his parts. mmmm!

Trueborn- I know I am;)

Jo- I like the Australian one but I'm really a sucker for the Scottish/Russian.

Betsy- He SO is.

Sweet said...

Sorry if I missed it, but what was the name of the band?

Single guy blogging said...

hehe.. NotCarrie - for you, I wouldn't just put on my accent, but just flat out speak to you softly, manly, and in Italian! grrrr.. :)

NotCarrie said...

Are you listed as "Single Guy Blogging" in the phone book?

Single guy blogging said...

Yes, SGB for short. Also look for my ad in the white pages under "Sei molto bella, amore mio!" Can't wait to hear from you!! :)

Just Me said...

As an English girl, I guess I'm impervious to the charm of the English accent. Now, Scottish and Irish accents I can agree with, they are HOT.

And NotCarrie, sadly the American accent doesn't seem to have the same appeal for the British, unless it's maybe a flamboyantly Southern accent, in which case you'd get noticed for sure! x

NotCarrie said...

Hmmm, I can do a southern accent quite easily! I'm headed over to the UK!

NotCarrie said...

Non posso trovarlo

Lindsey said...

LOL!! I am the EXACT same way!!!

Ok first, I am a huuuuggggeee Colin Firth fan. Ever since I first laid eyes on him in Bridget Jones' Diary.

Love men with accents...they can be totally unattractive but the accent bumps them way up on the scale.

And for sure...a Scottish accent is my favorite. For awhile I had a crush on "Wood" who was the quidditch captain in the first couple of Harry Potter movies b/c of his sexy clipped speech.

I think I need to start watching my foriegn movies now...

CoatMan said...

You should really visit the UK one day. It's very nice and we all have those accents!