The Nondating Life

Friday, September 15, 2006

Accentuate the negative

Susan has some helpful advice for the ladies about falling for guys with accents.

Guys, in general, don't have this problem. Sure, a French accent on a girl might sound cute, but unless she's got a nice pair of boobs, it ain't going to do her any good.

Where women get in trouble with accents, I think, is that--especially in the case of the European accents--there is this mistaken assumption of both intelligence and culture. Remember, ladies, just because a guy speaks with an Italian or British or French accent, doesn't mean he's not dumber than a box of imported rocks. He's probably just as dense as any other guy you meet in a bar, with one exception. After a couple of years in the state, he knows just how stupid American get about European accents. So not only will you have some guy condescending toward you, you'll end up with a guy who's probably 80 IQ points behind you condescending toward you.

And culture? He might not be sitting at home, scratching his balls and watching Nascar, but he probably is sitting at home, scratching his balls and watching Formula 1. The only difference here is the shape of the track... and the fact that your American guy's itchy balls probably smell better than that filthy Euro-trash.

Anyway... go read Susan's post. She mentions meatballs.


  • your entry is funnier.

    By Blogger susan, at 3:24 PM  

  • My favorite has always been a Southern accent.

    By Blogger Spill The Beans, at 4:13 PM  

  • You are just writing that because you want a more even playing field and pray that your gf doesn't fall for it!! LOL And also you may be a wee bit jealous of some guy who speaks more than one language!!!!!
    My favorite is of course the beautiful Canadian Jewish male accent, or an Israeli accent...can't beat ir RRRRRR!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:29 PM  

  • this post is hilarious! really makes one think twice about those italian, spanis, british, aussie men! :)

    By Blogger always learning, at 11:59 PM  

  • I don't see what American women see in those accents. I find British, Australian, New Zealand and European accents particularly hard on the ear and just grating. I don't even like Canadian accents. I am ok with Scandinavian accents since I find them gentler, but otherwise the accent is an annoying weird noise going on alongside what they are saying. When they talk I am not really listening to them, I just want that noise to stop. I know I have a slight an accent myself - from having grown up on different continents, so I try to speak more clearly and enunciate, but then again the guys I meet don't seem to be bothered by it. Otherwise I like U.S. American accents the best.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:24 PM  

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