In a new survey, the kiwi accent has been rated the most attractive and prestigious form of English outside the UK.
Britons responded to an online survey rating the prestige and social attractiveness of 34 different accents of English.
In the BBC survey, the kiwi “fush and chups” came seven places ahead of Australia’s “sex and Seedney” - and nine ahead of the American accent in terms of attractiveness.
This is akin to finding Danny DeVito hugely more attractive and sexually alluring than, say, Johnny Depp or Brad Pitt.
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