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Joined: 9/14/2013
Msg: 51
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Literate said,

With people learning a new language, jokes are frequently the last thing they understand.

Witty banter and conversation are important to me. My humor is ad lib, often puns or a play on words. If my date cannot understand my humor or make me laugh, that is a deal breaker.

drivingharmony2 said,

The way I look at it, as long as we can understand each other and conversation flows, then accents are no problem. However, if someone has a heavy accent, and I'm ALWAYS stopping to say "what?" "huh?" then "Houston,
we have a problem."

- Exactly, these are the two problems I had with a woman I tried to date recently. Everything else was good, what a shame.
Joined: 12/22/2010
Msg: 52
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Posted: 12/25/2013 9:22:12 PM
Yes I MELT when I hear a SLAVIC woman trying to speak English. It drives me crazy. Usually they are SLIM
Joined: 7/9/2012
Msg: 53
Posted: 12/26/2013 11:18:23 AM
Being from Brooklyn where all my friends were from the Caribbean ( Jamaica, Trinidad etc)
Which influenced And living in the south half of my life, my accent is a mix
Between Caribbean, Brooklyn, southern, and standard
Joined: 12/21/2013
Msg: 54
Posted: 12/26/2013 12:16:02 PM
I work at a hotel and see tons of couples from different nationalities. Often the girls are asians or something else and the guy would be white and I can hardly understand a word the ladies are saying, but they seem to get along with their partners pretty well. Here in the business, we say 'they speak the language of love'. Therefore I don't think accents are deal breakers if there is a spark, you will get past accents and make music together :)
Joined: 10/12/2013
Msg: 55
Posted: 12/26/2013 10:07:54 PM

you sound like Jaime Lee Curtis's character in A Fish Called Wanda...

I can see Kevin Kline doing the italian accented menu now....

just make sure to watch out for John Cleese...
Joined: 6/27/2011
Msg: 56
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Posted: 12/27/2013 5:39:13 AM
However, if someone has a heavy accent, and I'm ALWAYS stopping to say "what?" "huh?" then "Houston,
we have a problem."

About 10 years ago, I was with a Black/Puerto Rican who could barely speak English. She was wild in the sack. No translation needed!
Joined: 6/23/2013
Msg: 57
Posted: 12/27/2013 7:18:47 AM
^^^^^I hear a Barbara Streisand song coming......Meeeeemmmmmmmorrrrriessssss....... Are you talking about a
potato sack? But all seriousness aside, it didn't work out the way you wanted it, right.....or maybe it did? ;) I am
emoticonless :( ugh!
Joined: 3/8/2012
Msg: 58
Posted: 12/27/2013 7:51:33 AM

My humor is ad lib, often puns or a play on words. If my date cannot understand my humor or make me laugh, that is a deal breaker.

LiterateHiker, would any of the following attempts at humor at a poker table be a deal breaker for you? Would any make you laugh or angry? (I guess they're all in poor taste, but they got laughs from the men.)

A busty woman sat down at the poker table. She wore a sweatshirt with 'New York Giants' embossed across her chest. I stared at the words for a moment and said, "They certainly are."

Two players were complaining about their wives and calling them ****es. I said, "My wife's an angel." They responded that I was very lucky and most are ****es. I said, "Mine was a **** too, when she was alive."

There's a sign on the wall in the poker room that reads, 'The third man rule is in effect.' I pointed at the sign and said, "My wife has that sign over our bed. I don't have a clue what it means."

A woman sat down complaining about all the driving problems she had getting to the casino. When she finished I said, "Of course, you're a woman." The men laughed and the women appeared angry. I did apologize and said I was only kidding.

A player was extremely loud and very excited at another card table. I said, "The last time I was that excited was when I heard my mother-in-law had died." (That got brief laughs then boos. Again I said I was only kidding and lied about loving my mother-in-law.)

My guess - you might chuckle at a couple - then say take a hike, jerk.

(Beware of women who say they like a sense of humor. Some are very sensitive.)
Joined: 2/14/2010
Msg: 59
Posted: 12/27/2013 10:33:17 AM
Thee accent I really have trouble understanding at times is from whatever person I talk to when I call tech support when having trouble with my internet connection.
Joined: 12/4/2013
Msg: 60
Posted: 1/1/2014 9:20:51 PM
My German accent vorks very vell for me. Ze vomen love it. And communication is vonderful - I have vays of making zem talk.
 Double Cabin
Joined: 11/29/2004
Msg: 61
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Posted: 1/2/2014 3:54:41 PM
For a relationship it very well could be a deal breaker if I couldn't understand her or it made me nauseous every time I heard it. Certain mid Atlantic and British accents just don't set well with me.
Joined: 1/4/2013
Msg: 62
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Posted: 1/2/2014 5:22:21 PM

Cynderella wrote:

Funny I was asked if I had a Canadian accent...No I don't have an accent or do I!? LoL

We all do we just don't hear ourselves.

No deal breaker, I find them very sexy when softly whispering in my ears.

Joined: 3/29/2012
Msg: 63
Posted: 1/2/2014 5:31:09 PM

Cynderella wrote:

Funny I was asked if I had a Canadian accent...No I don't have an accent or do I!? LoL

We all do we just don't hear ourselves.

sigungg wrote: Eh????????

And yet another false stereotype. When this first started, it completed confused us Western Canadians, we had never heard anyone say eh, and when I moved to Eastern Canada, I still rarely hear it. The occasional Newfie, or sometime someone from Quebec, other than that, in the 17 years I have been in Ontario, I think I have heard maybe 6 people say eh.

Canadians, for the most, excluding the Maritimes and Quebec, speak unaccented English.
Joined: 2/14/2013
Msg: 64
Posted: 1/3/2014 8:00:27 AM
Like everyone else, it depends on the accent. I've had a guy go from a 5 to a 6 just for having a sexy accent. I've also had a good-looking guy fall completely off my radar from having an accent I loathe. I'm not sure why some accents make me hot, while others completely turn me off. Scottish/English = love...New York/South American = loathe. No idea why. My boyfriend sounds like a Californian while I sound Midwestern. I had no idea I had an accent until I moved here. :\
Joined: 8/30/2014
Msg: 65
RIP Alan Rickman
Posted: 1/18/2016 8:20:43 PM
So timely a revived thread when Alan Rickman and his accent / voice passed this week. I had the hugest crush on him because of those qualities.
Thank you for all your films playing the "bad man".

le pew
Joined: 3/22/2015
Msg: 66
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Posted: 1/19/2016 12:40:41 AM
for me the man's voice can be a dealmaker or a dealbreaker. Some accents are really unattractive and I couldn't live with a guy whose voice I find irritating. An accent can be indicative of their social standing for sure and if the grammar is also lacking, I would definitely not be interested.
Joined: 2/14/2010
Msg: 67
Posted: 1/19/2016 5:47:22 AM
I'm more practical. I'm more interested in the words being spoken and understanding what's being said than what accent is being used. If someone says something offensive or verbally abusive, is it all forgiven if it's said in a cute or sexy accent?
Joined: 9/18/2015
Msg: 68
Posted: 1/19/2016 6:04:48 AM
I recently stopped watching my morning news program because the new anchor woman has an accent that annoys the fuck out of me. It sounds like she's deliberately embelleshing it. She doesn't pronounce the " R " at the end of words so "there " and " year " sound like " theh " and " yah ". Shudder .

Some accents are ok, some aren't.
Joined: 11/8/2015
Msg: 69
Posted: 1/19/2016 6:22:52 AM
A sexy accent is why my son exists. :-)

Seriously, it's more than just a sexy accent; qualities like his sense of humor, bright intellect, and sense of personal responsibility, kind heart are what interest me.
Joined: 12/28/2013
Msg: 70
Posted: 1/19/2016 5:22:06 PM
My favourite accent is the northern england accent. I turn into putty.
Joined: 6/27/2011
Msg: 71
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Posted: 1/19/2016 6:05:49 PM
Black women speaking French is very hot...very sexy!
Joined: 11/14/2010
Msg: 72
Posted: 1/19/2016 6:17:54 PM
deere rancher- Well, considering I have one (southern), I'm going to go with no. :D
Seriously though, as long as both can understand each other, I can't imagine why anyone would consider an accent a deal breaker.
Joined: 12/17/2015
Msg: 73
Posted: 1/19/2016 7:02:08 PM
Hmm, I've been told I have a slight accent when I speak. Most people don't mind it, I think.
I don't mind if someone has an accent- it actually makes me more curious about them and where they are from. =)
Joined: 3/22/2015
Msg: 74
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Posted: 1/19/2016 8:00:07 PM
Black men speaking with a French accent, very hot. Had me a one night stand because of it. Pity he didn't come back. lol!

I don't like my own Australian accent very much but some other nationalities find it attractive, so go figure.
Joined: 9/15/2015
Msg: 75
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Posted: 1/19/2016 8:04:56 PM
^^^ I most love French accents. For a while I had a French GF, I met her in Washington DC, we subsequently spent a month in France visiting her relatives.

I used to always like the way she said, Johnny!
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