Big 7 Travel ranked the top 50 sexiest accents in the country!
America is such a melting pot, you’re bound to hear a number of different accents and dialects from coast to coast. Though we’re all speaking the same language, some of the things we say sound soooo different. Seriously, how are we saying the word water differently?
The guys over at Big 7 Travel created a sample survey for their social audience and pulled over 1.5 million results ranking the sexiest – and the least sexy – of accents in the country. California accents scored a position at number 10 with Texas landing the number one spot. (Maybe something to do with the recent Old Town Road craze? #CowboyVibes!)
If you’re wondering what a California accent sounds like, according to the survey we drag out our “vowels really long” it “sounds similar to General American, meaning to American ears it isn’t an accent at all.” Chiiiilllll.
Here’s a preview of the Big 7 Travel’s list of Top 50 Sexiest Accents in the U.S:
The typical Californian accents sounds similar to General American, meaning to American ears it isn’t an accent at all. But we’re here to tell you that it is. Vowels are super long, so yep, dude really does become ‘duuuuuude’. But it sounds hella sexay.
9. St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri has some unique features of its own that make it different than the rest of the Midlands. Native speakers swap the ”ar” sound for “or” (as in “farty” for “forty” and “carn” for “corn”), so get ready to make the joke ‘I Farty-Far’ a lot.
One of the world’s most unique dialects is in the Delaware Valley – the infamous Philly talk. The words “fight” and “bike” sound more like “foit” and “boik,” while “very” becomes “vurry”. It’s a thick accent, but hey, if it’s good enough for Will Smith…
Hawaiian is a Polynesian language, so it’s slow vowels and elongated words that together sound so relaxing you’ll never want to stop listening. America’s only official bilingual state, native speakers mix Pidgin and English, so the “r”s are generally dropped.
A classic ‘Deep South’ accent, when Mississippians say “e”, they make it sound more like “uhay”. Watch The Help starring Emma Stone and Octavia Spencer for the perfect example.
Where to begin? Some hate it, but turns out a LOT love it. Words like “but” and “cut” sound a bit more like “bought” and “caught”, and you’re not “looking at a picture”, you’re “lookin’ atta pitcher.”
The Maine accent is surprisingly popular, ayuh! If you’re a real “Mainah”, you’ll drop your ‘r’s, go to “yoger” class instead of yoga and add in wicked to make every adjective extra powerful.
3. New York
The New York accent is probably one of the most recognisable dialects in all of America, thanks to many a famous movie. NYC speakers have loooong vowels and short ‘a’s. Fast and hypernasal, yet quite charming at times.
One of America’s most imitated and parodied accents, Boston almost comes out on top of the country’s sexiest accents. And yes, just like Mahhhhk Wahlberg, locals really do say “pahk yuh cahr in hahvuhd yahd”.
Who can resist a slow, Texan drawl? Not us, and not our community, clearly. The typical Texan accent is a “Southern accent with a twist”, with strong ‘r’s and plenty of ‘Howdy’s’. America’s sexiest accent? We’d have to agree.
To read the complete list the top 50 sexiest accents in the USA, click here.
Also published on Medium.