Survey says this is the least sexy accent in America

You won’t be surprised by the choice but if you are from there, you probably won’t be too happy. You may also be shocked at the sexiest accent choice.

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Recently Big Seven Travel polled their social media following and determined which accents are the sexiest of all 50 states in America. Weirdly, Lawnguyland accents didn’t crack the top five, in fact, Long Islanders were ranked the least sexy accent in America. The authors of Big 7’s survey had anticipated some backlash from upset Long Islanders commenting in the report, “People from ‘Lawnguyland’ might be a bit upset with being voted as having America’s least sexiest accent. But look, can they really disagree?” Well, yes probably.


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The company adopted a similarly delicate policy when describing the accents of denizens that were voted as having the second least sexy accent, describing The Jersey inflection as a less sexy version of the Philly accent. Minnesotan, Alaskan, and California Valley were voted in the bottom five, the residents of which made sure to voice their objections in the comment section of Big Seven’s report.  One Bostonian expressed curiosity regarding the methodology of the study, writing, “This is the dumbest survey I have ever seen. ”

Not all were in disagreement with the lower ranking states, however. A user that goes by Mo, co-signed Big Seven’s ranking, with: “I would rather listen to a room of screaming two and three-year-olds than anyone with a midwest accent. Cannot stand the way they pronounce their vowels with a “Super dooper!!!” fake happy, high pitched voice. Where does that come from and why? Just curious.”

Mo’s just curious.

The non-loser states according to Big Seven’s survey

“Who can resist a slow, Texan drawl?” Big 7  remarked on the victor. The authors mention that one of the sexiest things about the Texan accent is their use of “strong R’s.”

Somewhat surprisingly the second sexiest accent housed was the often made fun of Boston accent. Though it helps that it is home to two of Americans most renowned heartthrobs Uma Thurman, Mark Wahlberg and  Ted Kennedy.  The number three spot went to the fast-talking, “hypernasal, but often charming,” New York City accent.  Maine residents take the number four spot. After all, it is the home of such charmers as Anna Kendrick and Patrick Demsey (aka Doctor McDreamy) and Chicago rounds out the top five.


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CW Headley|is a reporter for Ladders and can be reached at cheadley@theladders.com.