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.
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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