A recent MS-QOTD led to an unexpected response in one of the answers: I developed a crush on the Stella Artois Cidre commercial girl.  There’s something so lovely about the way she counts into the spot en Français, “Un, deux, trois” that reminds me that French is the most sensual language, one in which you can read the stock reports and it will sound remarkably like sweet nothings, leading to today’s requête incroyablement intéressante

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wonders if non-English speakers ever want to hear a sexy guy and/or girl say “avaocado mayonnaise” in a breathy voice, asking: What’s the most sensual language of all to your ear?


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  1. English has a definite edge, being as it’s the language I most clearly understand. I doubt that there’s anything more mortifying than getting turned on by your date reciting the directions on your shampoo bottle.

    That being said, I have heard French used romantically and… yep, that works. I also find Japanese very pleasant to listen to, and I have a passing understanding so I can continue to crush on Rinko Kikuchi in Pacific Rim.

    • A southern girl I once dated asked me to slowly read the directions on every dinner item we made, such as Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, and I later found out it was because she thought my “accent” was sexy. I never knew a midwest accent could be considered sexy. I thought she had a hearing problem up until that point.

  2. I still have a huge crush on the Cidre woman. I also still have no idea what her name is.

    Other than the obvious answer of French, I’m kinda easy to swoon by Japanese. Doesn’t matter if it is watching the cute Super Sentai ladies call out their transformation call or getting yelled at by the cute Japanese woman at the Asian food market (she does speak English, but when she’s upset she switches to Japanese), it is like the song of a Siren to me.

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