Fri. Oct 18th, 2019

Trevor Noah reacts to ‘sexiest accent in the world’ results

trevor noah, sexiest accentThe New Zealand accent is unofficially the sexiest accent in the world, followed by a South African accent. Trevor Noah disagrees.

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Big 7 Travel recently polled their readers and came to the conclusion that, out of more than 7 000 languages and many more accents, a New Zealand accent is “outrageously charming.”

Their readers felt that Afrikaans deserved a second spot and said it is “hugely popular with many people across the globe,” thanks to our “unique tones and Saffa slang.”

South African comedian and Daily Show host Trevor Noah disagrees, and with reason. He says:

“I appreciate South Africa being on that list, but I think that list is all wrong. I’m not going to lie. First of all, I love New Zealand, great country, wonderful people, but the accent is not sexy. No one is listening to a New Zealand accent getting turned on.”

He gave listeners an earful of what the accent sounds like before adding that the rest of the list is weird because Irish, in the third spot, “is just a step away from being Scottish.”

As for Italian landing coming in fourth, Noah says: “And Italian, I mean maybe some people like plumbers but I don’t want to hear it.”

He added, however, that he cannot argue about South Africa making it so far up the list, but he needed some clarity about exactly which accent is considered sexy. Noah asks:

“Which accent in South Africa are we talking about? Because we have a ton of different accents.”

He gave an example of the “traditional South African accent people think of,” or asks if it could possibly be “the Mandela accent.” Noah had the crowd roaring when he imitated our late president:

“Don’t judge me by my success. Judge me by how I can rock your body all night long.”

After hearing the accent spoken out loud, Noah concluded with a giggle that the Madiba accent was, in fact, “the sexiest one.”

Back in December, Afrikaans was voted as the sexiest accent in the world by Lovin.Ie, an Irish lifestyle website.

Read – ‘I love it when you talk foreign’ – Afrikaans ranked as sexiest language in the world

Watch: Trevor Noah’s segment on The Daily Show

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