Sunday, September 23, 2007

Great Scot!

Do the words,

"Come with me girl and let me run my hands all over your lovely little body and make you purr..."

Make you squirm? No? Maybe? What about this then,

"Come with me lass and let me run my hands all over your bonny wee body and make you purr..."

Now maybe neither of them does any of them for you but that's maybe got more to do with the cheesy dialogue than the point. Which is this, what's in an accent? Why is it that a man with an accent is so much more of a turn on? Particularly a Scottish accent it seems. Maybe it's all the rolling 'rrrr's' and the thought of what a tongue that dexterous can accomplish. Now a Scottish accent doesn't do a hell of a lot for me but that might be because I'm Scottish myself. Now give me an Irish, Italian, or an American accent and whoa! I write Scottish heroes in my books because it's what I know, but the Irish, American and English characters... well,
they're for me.

So what is it? Is it the appeal of the exotic? Is it the whole package? Do we fall for the stereotype's attached to that voice? The Scottish Laird who will lift you up in his big brawny, sword wielding arms and carry you off to his castle, uncaring about the freezing Highland mist that nips at his naked arse under his kilt. The charming, playful Irishman who'll ply you with Guinness and legends of pookhas and banshees and take you home to his picturesque village on the coast. The fiery Italian who'll sweep you off you're feet with romance and flowers and make love to you with unrestrained passion.
I know which on I'd choose, so which accent does it for you and why?


Renee said...

I don't know that I have a preference regarding to accent. I think I love them all LOL. Speaking as an American, I guess I like all those other accents because I don't hear them all the time so it is fun to imagine them in our mind being spoken to with them. And does that make any sense? LOL

Titania Ladley said...

Cait wrote:
>>Now a Scottish accent doesn't do a hell of a lot for me but that might be because I'm Scottish myself.<<

Renee wrote:
>>I guess I like all those other accents because I don't hear them all the time<<

Exactly, Renee and Cait! An accent that's a novelty to me, that I don't hear all that often, is what gets my hormones revving. ;)

Great topic, Cait!


Lynn LaFleur said...

Accents. They do make my tummy flutter. Living in Texas, I hear Spanish all the time, so I'm used to that. Some women love a Southern drawl. Eh. Again, I hear it all the time so it does nothing for me.

Now, give me a man with an English/Irish/Scottish accent and I'm absolute putty. He can tell me he's going to take out the trash and I'll simply sigh and ask him to say it again.

As Ti said, it's the novelty. Hearing something different than what we're used to is a turn-on.


Ruby Storm said...

OMG - I almost orgasm when I hear Antonio Banderas! Holy Cripes! That Spanish accent of his makes me shiver. Even my husband teases me about it because the cat in Schrek gives me goosebumps!! (taking a deep breath) Okay, I'm calm again. THink I'll go pop in a movie!


Anonymous said...

I love any man with an accent. It doesn't matter which. There is just something so sexy about it.

I think I have to agree with Renee and Titania, accents get me all excited because I don't get to hear them often.

N.J.Walters said...

I'll admit, I love a man with an accent. But there is something very special about a man with a Scottish accent.

You're right, Cait. We are attracted to what isn't normal for us. What is different and exotic.

Great post.