Chicago Accent Ranked Among America's Sexiest: Report

In a survey run by travel company Big 7 across its 1.5 million social media followers, the Chicago accent was ranked fifth

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 Chicago accent was ranked the fifth-sexiest accent in the United States
  • The study was conducted among a sample from a travel website's 1.5 million social media followers

Chicago accents may not be da best, but they're pretty sexy, according to a new ranking. 

In a survey run by travel company Big 7 across its 1.5 million social media followers, Chicago's accent ranked as the fifth sexiest in the country.

"Some hate it, but turns out a LOT love it," the company wrote in its list. "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 Texan accent was voted the most desirable. 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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