Quotes / Everything Sounds Sexier in French

Language Stereotypes In General

Some accents are certainly better than others. A light London lilt, for example, can be quite charming, while an Iranian growl will cause your new friends to nervously eyeball your backpack/anthrax bomb. A Canadian accent doesn’t require much effort, but neither does it lend much mystery. A Cockney accent will give you a certain amount of Old World street cred, but might encourage strangers to reach down and make sure they’re still in possession of their wallet. A German accent is fine, but try to steer clear of political and historical discussions. A French accent will help you communicate with the ladies, but men will inquire about your reputed expertise in running backwards while waving a white flag and signing surrender documents.
Frank Kelly Rich, Say It Loud, Say It Plowed

"I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse."
— Attributed to King Charles I of Spain / Holy Roman Emperor Charles V

Romance Languages

"Château Haut-Brion 1959, magnificent wine, I love French wine, like I love the French language. I have sampled every language, French is my favourite - fantastic language, especially to curse with. Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperie de connard d'enculé de ta mère. It's like wiping your ass with silk, I love it."
The Merovingian, The Matrix Revolutions

Khan: (a Mexican(?) guy) How many minutes do you preciously offer?
Chick: Too sexy! Too sexy!


"The German language suits heavy metal music. French might be the language of love, but German is the language of anger."
Olliver "Ollie" Riedel, bassist of Rammstein

"'Bustenhalter'. Doesn't it sound crude."
Mrs Betty Slocombe regarding the German word for bra, Are You Being Served?, "German Week"

German is such a beautiful, poetic language. As an example: the word "butterfly". In French? Papillion. In Spanish? Mariposa. In German? SCHMETTERLING! [...] Even butterflies are afraid of their name in Germany!


"Lieutenant, will you stop talking like that? Firstly, I can't understand a word you're saying, and second: your accent gives me a raging booner!"
Starship Hooters 3: Undresser