These Tri-State Accents Are the Least Sexy in the Country: Survey - NBC New York

These Tri-State Accents Are the Least Sexy in the Country: Survey

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    Long Island Accent Ranked Least Sexy in America, Survey Says

    The Long Island accent has come up last in a ranking of the sexiest accents in the United States. (Published Tuesday, May 14, 2019)

    What to Know

    • 50 United States accents have been ranked, and two tri-state accents came in dead last, while the Texan accent ranked the 'sexiest'

    • The Long Island accent was ranked the least sexy accent in the United States, and the New Jersey accent was ranked second-worst

    • The study was conducted among a sample from a travel website's 1.5 million social media followers

    The sexiest -- and least sexy -- accents in the United States have been ranked, and some accents from the tri-state have come in dead last.

    In a survey run by travel company Big 7 across its 1.5 million social media followers, the Long Island accent was ranked the least sexy in the United States. Celebrities hailing from the region include Mariah Carey, Lindsay Lohan, Jerry Seinfeld and Alec Baldwin. 

    "People from ‘Lawnguyland’ might be a bit upset with being voted as having America’s least sexiest accent. But look, can they really disagree?," Big 7 declared in its rankings. 

    Another tri-state accent also came in at the bottom of the list. The New Jersey accent was ranked the second least-desirable accent in the country. 

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    "North Jerseyan? Think ‘cawfee’ and dropping the ‘Rs’. South Jerseyan? It’s more like the Philly accent, but not close enough to bring up Jersey’s overall sex appeal," Big 7 said. The Philly accent was ranked eighth sexiest in the nation.

    Those with a general 'New York' accent had better luck, ranking third sexiest in the country. The study's authors noted New Yorkers spoke fast and were hypernasal, while using long vowels and short 'a's. 

    Bostonian was ranked as the second sexiest accent, while the Texan accent was voted the most desirable. Connecticut ranked 22nd, with Big 7 pointing out the accent is in between the New York and Boston accents, with its own added subtleties.

    The "general American" accent was ranked 32nd on the list, with Big 7 defining it as the one you're most likely to hear on television -- Stephen Colbert being a prime example. 

    Scroll down for the full rankings:

    50th. Long Islander

    49th. New Jersey

    48th. Minnesotan

    47th. Alaskan

    46th. California Valley

    45th. Southern Ohioan

    44th. Floridian

    43rd. Pittsburgh

    42nd. Cincinnati

    41st. Pennsylvania Dutch

    40th. Appalachian

    39th. Colorado

    38th. Providence

    37th. Tallahassee

    36th. Ozark

    35th. “Hoi Toider”

    34th. San Francisco

    33rd. Hudson Valley

    32nd. General American

    31st. Atlanta

    30th. New Mexican

    29th. Milwaukee

    28th. Western

    27th. Charleston

    26th. Kentucky

    25th. New Orleans

    24th. Oklahoma

    23rd. Cleveland

    22nd. Connecticut

    21st. Kansas

    20th. Tennesseean

    19th. Virginia Piedmont

    18th. Baltimorese

    17th. Alabama

    16th. Midwestern

    15th. Cajun

    14th. Yooper

    13th. Miami

    12th. Chicano

    11th. Northwestern

    10th. Californian

    9th. St. Louis

    8th. Philadelphia

    7th. Hawaiian

    6th. Mississippi

    5th. Chicago

    4th. Mainer

    3rd. New York

    2nd. Bostonian

    1st. Texan

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