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Everybody loves a good accent—the way one speaks is one of the most important pieces of a person’s identity. Our accent further connects us to where we’re from, what our culture is, and what traditions we identify with. A thick Brooklyn accent doesn’t simply say you’re from the United States, or even a New Yorker—it specifically identifies one as a ‘Brooklynite’. Furthermore, we can’t help but be fascinated with those who have a different way of speaking. They remind us of faraway places and interesting new cultures—and sometimes, the only thing we think of when we hear these accents is just how damn sexy they are.
But whether your own accent makes it onto this list of the top 10 sexiest accents or not, remember that each of the varied ways of speaking, for each the hundreds of languages in the world, has a rich and important history.