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Why do we swoon over some accents and gag at others?
Carrie, an American reader desperate for advice, submitted the following question to the Non-Expert:
I recently started dating a British guy. I think he’s cute, but maybe it’s just that he has an English accent. How can I tell the difference?
Carrie did not know if she was actually physically attracted to her British beau or if she was blinded by his accent. The way a person speaks can change our opinion of him, whether it be in a negative or positive way. More