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Boston Accent Ranked Second Sexiest in America, Survey Says

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    These Are the Sexiest Accents: Study

    Did your accent make the cut? (Published Friday, May 3, 2019)

    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 Long Island accent was ranked the least sexy accent in the United States, and the New Jersey accent was ranked second-worst

    • The study was conducted among a sample from a travel website's 1.5 million social media followers

    The sexiest -- and least sexy -- accents in the United States have been ranked, and Boston fared surprisingly well.

    In a survey run by travel company Big 7 across its 1.5 million social media followers, the Boston accent was ranked the second sexiest in the country.

    "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'." Big 7 said in its rankings.

    Other New England accents that made the list included Maine (4th), Connecticut (22nd) and Providence (38th).

    "Want to talk Rhode Island? The Boston-meets-Brooklyn accent is hard to mimic, but clearly distinct. Listen to any episode of Jersey Shore with Pauly D and you’ll understand instantly what it sounds like," Big 7 said.

    The Texan accent was voted the most desirable, with New York (3rd) and Chicago (5th) rounding out the top five.

    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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