PHILADELPHIA — A new poll asked 1.5 million people which accents in the United States are the sexiest. And guess what, Philly? We cracked the top 10.
Bigseventravel.com asked its 1.5 million social media followers to rank the sexiest accents in America.
Philadelphia was ranked No. 8 out of all 50.
Here’s what Bigseventravel.com says about the Philly accent:
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…
Oddly they rely on Will Smith for their write up. Despite being a Philadelphia native Smith does not carry the Philly accent.
While our way of talking isn’t as parodied as much as New York (which was ranked No. 3) Boston (ranked No. 2), and Texas (No. 1), notable locals will still bring it to the forefront for a good joke, like Upper Darby native Tina Fey has done on “Saturday Night Live” several times.
Our neighbors in New Jersey are likely not pleased, however. Their accent was ranked 49th of 50, coming behind only Long Island.
See the top ten below:
- New York
- St. Louis
Check out the full list here.
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