Being a veteran radio personality, and son of a retired English teacher, words, voices & accents get my attention. A person's voice & vocal mannerism greatly influence my impression of them. Accents can really push a person's "hot buttons." "Siri" on my sister's iphone is a male with an Australian accent. Time Out conducted a survey to determine the world's sexiest accent. The "American" accent came in at #8, down from #2 last year. This begs a question. What's an American accent? I've lived in Upstate New York, Louisiana, and Colorado. The accents differ greatly. That being said, the survey the "English" accent most appealing to respondents (17%), followed by French (13%). Australian came in at #7 (5%). A lot of people, when we first meet, guess I'm from the midwest. Nope.