Hello, friends. I’m just going to bypass the need for a witty introduction that no one is going to fully read anyway, so let’s get right into this very important topic at hand: The most and least sexy accents in the continental United States.
Travel inspiration website Big 7 Travel conducted an illuminating survey to determine what the sexiest accents in the United States are, and alternately, what the most obnoxious ones are. So, without further ado, let’s get right into it.
According to the poll, the number one hottest accent in the U.S. belongs to those who are born and raised in the Lone Star State. That’s right, y’all. I’m talking about Texans. Looks like that slow drawl with all those “howdy’s” and “y’all’s” is just simply irresistible.
But we already knew that, considering America’s obsession with Matthew McConaughey and his southern inflection.
Next up, in second place, is the New York accent, and all I can say about that is that I agree to disagree. As a New Yorker, I don’t find the heavy NY intonation terribly attractive…but others clearly seem to enjoy it, and that’s all that matters. To each his own, right?
Coming in at third place is the Bostonian accent, so please enjoy this video of Boston-native Mark Wahlberg teaching you some of his hometown’s slang.
Among the least sexy accents — in no particular order — is California Valley (totally understandable because a valley girl is one of the most annoying things on earth), Pennsylvania Dutch (I personally love Amish people), and Minnesotan.
The least sexy of all? The New Jersey Accent. Sorry, Pauly D.
These are the top 10 sexiest accents in the U.S.
- 1. Texas
- 2. New York
- 3. Bostonian
- 4. Alabama
- 5. Chicago
- 6. Californian
- 7. Philadelphia
- 8. Mainer
- 9. Northwestern
- 10. Kentucky
And these are the least sexy accents
- 50. New Jersey
- 49. Long Island
- 48. Floridian
- 47. Minnesotan
- 46. Pittsburgh
- 45. Alaskan
- 44. Pennsylvania Dutch
- 43. Appalachian
- 42. California Valley
- 41. Southern Ohioan
You can check out the full ranking of all 50 states’ accents right here.