Americans find Glasgow accent ‘Britain’s sexiest’

Glasgow native Peter Capaldi. Picture: Flickr/CC
Glasgow native Peter Capaldi. Picture: Flickr/CC
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A NEW survey has revealed that Americans find Glaswegian the ‘sexiest’ of all British accents.

The research, carried out by British Airways, asked 1,000 Americans and 1,000 Britons for their take on different regional accents, with 25 per cent of the Americans surveyed highlighting the Glaswegian tongue as the sexiest.

Sir Sean Connery was voted as having America's favourite British accent. Picture: Jane Barlow

Sir Sean Connery was voted as having America's favourite British accent. Picture: Jane Barlow

However, a fifth of US respondents thought it was Scouse.

Cockney came second, picking up 16 per cent of the vote.

Elsewhere, the Geordie accent was rated as ‘most intelligent’, with 36 per cent of Americans enjoying the accent’s pitch shifts.

And there was another victory for Scotland - and Edinburgh - as Americans chose Sir Sean Connery as their favourite ‘British’ accent, ahead of Hugh Grant and Keira Knightley.

The Edinburgh-born actor is well-known for his distinctive accent while London-born pair Grant and Knightley have appeared in numerous Hollywood films.