Quantcast

Reporter who was inundated with abuse for challenging Dan Andrews fires back

Reporter who was told to 'go back to Sydney' for daring to challenge Daniel Andrews' lockdown approach has a perfect comeback for his critics Denham...
More

    ‘War of the Roses’ brawler Brandon Locke-Walker banned from drinking alcohol after Rosehill brawl

    'War of the Roses' brawler seen fighting with up to 30 people at Rosehill Racecourse is banned from drinking for a YEAR but avoids...

    Anthony Weiner is spotted with ex-wife Huma Abedin after his new job is revealed

    Piecing his life back together? Anthony Weiner is spotted with ex-wife Huma Abedin walking their son to school after becoming CEO of firm that...

    Pro-surfer sisters Ellie-Jean Coffey and Holly-Daze Coffey offer explicit OnlyFans style content

    Surfer sisters Ellie-Jean Coffey and Holly-Daze Coffey offer explicit OnlyFans-style content as they launch their 'uncensored' paid websites By Marta Jary For Daily Mail Australia...

    Denham Hitchcock cops barrage of abuse after fiery exchange with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews

    'Go back to Sydney': Reporter is hit with a barrage of abuse after ordering Daniel Andrews to answer his question THREE times - and...

    US accents poll: Texas drawl most sexy, New Jersey places last

    That’s the Situation: New Jersey’s accent is voted the least sexy in the United States – with Texas first for a second year running

    • New Jersey came last in a ranking of 50 US dialects, just below Long Island
    • Texas came first for the second year running for its famous Southern drawl
    • New York, Boston, Alabama and Chicago’s accents complete the top five 

    New Jersey’s accent has been voted the ‘least sexy’ in the United States in a new survey. 

    The accent made famous by shows such as Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives of New Jersey came last in a ranking of 50 US dialects, just below the local twangs of Long Island, Florida and Minnesota.  

    The Texan drawl came out on top in the Big 7 Travel survey for the second year running, with top marks awarded for the ‘Southern accent with a twist’ featuring ‘strong Rs and plenty of Howdys’. 

    New York accents were second on the list with Boston third, Alabama fourth and Chicago fifth in the ranking of America’s sexiest accents

    LAST PLACE: The cast of Jersey Shore – set in a state which was voted last in a ranking of America’s sexiest accents 

    The New Jersey accent is a favorite of TV shows and Hollywood movies – although locals insist that the state’s dialect is often misrepresented. 

    Michael ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi were among the stars of Jersey Shore, which ran from 2009 to 2012. 

    While there are differences between the North Jersey and South Jersey tongue, both were rated low enough to send the Jersey accent to the bottom of the standings. 

    ‘North Jerseyan? Think ‘cawfee’ and dropping the Rs. South Jerseyan? It’s more like the Philly accent, but not close enough to bring up Jersey’s overall sex appeal,’ the 50th-place entry said. 

    There was some relief for Long Islanders who moved up one place after coming bottom of last year’s table.

    Long Island’s native sons include Alec Baldwin, Jerry Seinfeld and Billy Joel – but their hometown was ranked 49th and mockingly branded as ‘Lawnguyland’.  

    While the Miami accent came 11th for its ‘sexy rhythm’ like Spanish, the Florida accent more generally was condemned as a ‘baffling mix of Midwest and Northeast with a hint of Southern’ – consigning it to 48th out of 50. 

    Minnesota was next, while Pittsburgh natives were told to consider themselves ‘lucky’ not to be lower than 46th with an accent ‘often considered the ugliest in all of America’. 

    At the other end of the table, the famous Texan drawl was voted the sexiest US accent for the second year running. 

    ‘The typical Texan accent is a Southern accent with a twist, with strong R and plenty of ‘Howdys’. America’s sexiest accent? We’d have to agree,’ the authors approvingly wrote. 

    FIRST PLACE: Houston Astros fans celebrate a World Series title in 2017 - with Texans also claiming the title of speaking America's sexiest accent

    FIRST PLACE: Houston Astros fans celebrate a World Series title in 2017 – with Texans also claiming the title of speaking America’s sexiest accent 

    Despite the poor performance for Long Island, the New York accent more generally came second – moving ahead of Boston which was runner-up in the 2019 rankings. 

    ‘Fast and hypernasal, yet quite charming at times’ was the verdict on the New York accent which has long been a staple of Hollywood movies. 

    Boston came third for an accent which has stymied generations of actors and produced such catchphrases as ‘pahk yuh cahr in Hahvuhd yahd’. 

    While Boston is known for a non-rhotic accent which often does not pronounce the R, the fourth-placed Alabama accent is the opposite – with ‘extra Rs added to words that don’t need them,’ the entry says. 

    ‘A slow drawl, plenty of “y’alls” and dropping the “ng” at the end of words’ were among the features that sent the Alabama twang rocketing 13 places up the table. 

    In fifth place was the Chicago accent, while California came sixth – although the often-ridiculed ‘Valley Girl’ tongue was way down in 42nd. 

    The thick Philadelphia accent, Maine’s take on a New England dialect and the Northwestern accent with traces of Canada that is spoken in Oregon and Washington occupied the next three places. 

    Kentucky rounded out the top 10 for its ‘mix of Midwestern and Southern tones’, shooting up from 26th thanks to its ‘smooth drawl and long vowels’. 

    The so-called General American accent came 23rd with its ‘slightly boring, but nicely inoffensive’ sounds that are familiar on TV and radio. 

    There were lower marks for the Hudson Valley accent with its traces of Dutch (36th), while San Francisco came 37th. 

    Although Texas (1st), Alabama (4th) and Mississippi (12th) were all well-regarded in the South, New Orleans (31st) and Tallahassee (39th) proved far less popular.  

    Beyond the continental US, Hawaii came 13th for an accent influenced by Pacific languages and described as ‘so relaxing you’ll never want to stop listening’. 

    However, Alaska fared far more poorly, coming in 45th – a result blamed on its similarity to the 47th-placed Minnesota twang.  

    The travel website said it ‘looked to our audience’ to rank the 50 accents, in a repeat of a 2019 survey in which the Texan drawl again came out on top.  

    America’s sexiest accents… and those at the bottom of the list  

     TOP 10:

    1. Texas

    2. New York

    3. Bostonian

    4. Alabama

    5. Chicago

    6. Californian

    7. Philadelphia

    8. Mainer

    9. Northwestern

    10. Kentucky 

     

     BOTTOM 10:

    41. Southern Ohioan

    42. California Valley

    43. Appalachian

    44. Pennsylvania Dutch

    45. Alaskan

    46. Pittsburgh

    47. Minnesotan

    48. Floridian

    49. Long Island 

    50. New Jersey 

     

    Advertisement

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Latest Posts

    TOWIE receives 176 Ofcom complaints after Olivia Attwood was accused of BULLYING Chloe Brockett

    TOWIE receives '176 Ofcom complaints' after Olivia Attwood, 29, was accused of BULLYING younger castmate Chloe Brockett, 19, during a heated row By Connie Rusk...

    Disney delays Black Widow and West Side Story release dates to next year amid global pandemic

    Disney delays Black Widow and West Side Story release dates to next year amid ongoing global pandemic By Tracy Wright For Dailymail.com Published: ...

    Lewis Hamilton’s Black Lives Matters gestures are slammed as ‘too much’ by former F1 rival

    'If a driver is gay, will they fly a rainbow flag and urge everyone to be gay?': Lewis Hamilton's Black Lives Matters gestures are...

    They’re married! Emma Stone ‘has wed’ her fiance Dave McCary

    They're married! Emma Stone 'has wed' her fiance Dave McCary... after they flashed matching bands on their ring fingers By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com ...