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.
"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.
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50th. Long Islander
49th. New Jersey
46th. California Valley
45th. Southern Ohioan
41st. Pennsylvania Dutch
35th. “Hoi Toider”
34th. San Francisco
33rd. Hudson Valley
32nd. General American
30th. New Mexican
25th. New Orleans
19th. Virginia Piedmont
9th. St. Louis
3rd. New York