Ever since I was a young man, I’ve had a thing for girls who (enthnocentrically speaking, anyway) talk exotically. In my pre-teen years, I developed a thing for Lisa from ‘You Can’t Do That On Television,’ and to this day I get a frisson of excitement at girls who say “aboot.” As a married man, I’m often forced to watch television that my wife loves, meaning that I have now watched ten seasons of ‘Project Runway,’ made bearable by the standard schadenfreude of reality television, and the incredibly perky presence of Heidi Klum. The way she greets the contestants with a cheery “Hallo!” and her signature elimination phrase are themselves adorable, and are cute enough that they’d be endearing even if the speaker wasn’t one of the world’s most gorgeous supermodels. Coming from middle America, the home of the world’s flattest and most neutral accent, it’s always wonderful to hear a Rosie Perez or a Mao Ichimichi speak, and one of the only bearable things about current Doctor Who companion Clara is actress Jenna-Louise Coleman’s vocal inflections.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) tiene eine kleine problema avec dies religione, because it’s from everywhere, asking: With regards to pop culture, whose accent is cutest and/or coolest of all?