Which British Accent Are You Most Attracted To?

By: Zoe Samuel

Which British Accent Are You Most Attracted To?
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About This Quiz

According to Hollywood movies, British people generally come in three types. There are posh people with names like Lord Fitzleton Bigby-Snarkley of Lower Bottomley. These folks are uptight, generally sexless, diffident and useless in a crisis - unless they are a villain, in which case they are the second type, in which case they're supremely intelligent and competent, and only ever screw up because they can't resist pausing before the climax of their evil plan to tell James Bond all about it. The third type of British person is non-posh, lives in a gutter, has a barely-real name like Dirk or Chiv or Gov, speaks in a less-than-credible Cockney or Northern accent, and despite their criminal ways, ultimately has a heart of gold.

The reality is that the modern United Kingdom is an incredibly diverse place, and not just linguistically. This means that there exists a huge panoply of types of people, all of them different. However, accent is still one of the things that does tie groups together there, in ways that both delineate and transcend class. That means a Brit's accent is a pretty decent guide to what they're like - and that's a short hop to finding a particular accent pretty darn appealing. It's time to figure out which one tickles you the most!

Do you love a bit of danger?
Oh, yes
I hate it!
Not really
Once in a while

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Do you adore slang?
I love it!
I like it.
I hate it.
I like some.

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Do you prefer a working class guy or gal?
Every time
Absolutely not
As long as they're smart, I guess
Generally, yes

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Do you love a really uptight guy or gal?
Nope
Yes please!
In public, yes
Definitely nope

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What drink do you want to drink with your guy or gal?
Lager
Sherry
Wine
Beer

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Do you love a villain?
Sometimes, sure
Absolutely
Not really
Mostly not

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What sort of home floats your boat?
Terraced house
Stately home
City loft
Country cottage

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How tough should he or she be?
Like nails
Not very
Somewhat
Like super-nails

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What clothing makes someone the most attractive?
Jeans
Tweed
Tartan
T-shirt in the freezing cold

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Which weather is the sexiest?
Windy but dry
Scattered clouds
Buckets of rain
Drizzle

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What job is the most appealing in a partner?
Brickie (British term for bricklayer)
CEO
Anything white collar
Farmer

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How much does money factor into you finding someone attractive?
Not at all!
It's the most important thing.
Stability's important!
It actively works against it.

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What exclamation turns you right off?
Innit
Gosh
Och
Oi

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What movie do you just love?
Harry Potter
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Highlander
The Full Monty

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Who do you root for in a sporting event where you don't know what's going on?
Whoever is trying hardest.
Whoever looks like they need a friendly sound in that moment.
The underdog
Whoever looks set to win.

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Which British sport is the best one?
Soccer/football
Rugby
Tossing the caber
Cooper's Hill Cheese Roll

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Which British sport will you simply never get, no matter what?
Cricket
The Wall Game, which is only played at Eton.
All of them, really
Foxhunting

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Which vice is the most attractive?
Smoking weed
Smoking cigars
Getting really, really drunk
Smoking cigarettes

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What is the most romantic dinner?
Pop down the local and get some grub.
A fabulous private dinner party
Intimate French restaurant
Takeout from the chippy that you eat on a hilltop.

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How important is tracing one's family tree back to the Norman Conquest?
It helps but doesn't matter.
Vital
It's important.
I don't care about that.

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Do Americans have to be able to understand an accent to make it sexy?
I don't mind.
Of course
Mostly yes
No, I like when they can't.

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What vowel sound is the best one?
Oi to rhyme with boy
Aaaaaaah
All of them if they are gentle and lilting
Ah with a short sound, as in "pah!"

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How delicious is a dropped "h"?
It's the literal best.
It's fine if it is ironic.
It's bad.
It's great.

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Do you love an accent that is quite similar to other accents, or prefer one that is very distinct?
I prefer distinct.
I require distinct.
I like it to be a more refined version of other accents.
I like it to sound similar to many others.

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How hot is the glottal stop?
It's the hottest.
It's not hot.
It's neither hot nor repulsive.
It's quite hot.

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Who should a hot person sound like?
Rupert Grint
Colin Firth
James McAvoy
Robert Carlyle

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What sort of car do you want to drive in with your sexy Brit?
Flashy Ferrari
Practical secondhand Land Rover
Sensible Ford
Understated Honda

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Will your American friends be able to pinpoint where your hot Brit comes from?
They'll know it's London.
They will think so, but no.
They'll know it is Scotland.
Definitely not, nor will they think they can.

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What sort of dog belongs to your sexy British guy or gal?
Spaniel
Labrador
Designer breed like golden doodle
Mutt

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What British or UK-set TV show do you love best?
Eastenders
Downton Abbey
Outlander
Doctor Who

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