Answer: Texas is the state with the most attractive accent
The United States of America is comprised of over 327 million people, divided into 50 states. The American population almost quadrupled during the 20th century—at a growth rate of about 1.3% a year—from about 76 million in 1900 to 281 million in 2000. It is estimated to have reached the 200 million mark in 1967, and the 300 million mark on October 17, 2006. The growing population carried with it people from every walk of life and with them they brought their culture, religion, food, and traditions. Another thing they brought with them was their language and the way they talk. Over the years, certain areas developed specific accents. On the east coast, New Yorkers and Bostonians began speaking quickly developing a direct and curt manner of conversation. On the west coast, the citizens of California took a queue from their weather and developed a relaxed tone that fits perfectly with sunny days at the beach.
Even within these regions and states though there are noticeable differences in the way people speak so Big Seven Travel conducted a poll to find out which one of these accents was the most attractive. “Whether the voice of Pauly D does it for you or you’re more of a Mark Wahlberg fan, it’s true to say that some accents are saucier than others,” they note. “America is uniquely diverse when it comes to dialects, with the country’s vast history of immigrants influencing how people talk from coast to coast.” With that said, their survey showed that there was one clear winner: Texas. According to Big Seven Travel apparently not many people can resist the slow, Texan draw which is a “Southern accent with a twist.” The polite “Howdy’s” help as well, and it all seems to fit when you’re watching Friday night lights eating some Texas Barbeque.
So which state has the worst accent? Well, according to the results it’s home to celebrities such as Mariah Carey, Alex Baldwin, Lindsay Lohan, and Jerry Seinfeld. That’s right – it’s Long Island in the state of New York or ‘Lawnguyland’ if you’re saying it while you have your “cawfee”. Speaking of “cawfee”, New Jersey came in 49th, followed by Minnesota and then Alaska. California Valley girls didn’t fair too well either, coming in at 46th. Somewhat surprisingly, one of America’s most imitated and parodied accents almost came out on top of the country’s sexiest accents. That’s right, Boston was number two on the list making the home of Mark Wahlberg a strong top 10 contender. Guess it’s time to go “pahk yuh cahr in hahvuhd yahd”.