Some accents are objectively attractive. The lilting pleasant tones of French and Italian, for instance, are charming. A gentle southern drawl? Arguably sexy. The rough and tumble tone of the Boston accent, on the other hand, don't necessarily ooze a come-hither vibe. However, a new survey would suggest otherwise, after it ranked the Bostonian accent as the second sexiest in the country, leaving much of the internet confounded.
Big 7, a travel publication based in Dubai, recently conducted a survey across its 1.5 million social media followers asking folks to submit which American accent they consider to be the sexiest, and ranked the top 50 accordingly. Surprisingly, Bostonian came in at No. 2, preceded only by the Texas accent.
"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'," reads Big 7's description of the region's manner of speaking. And while there's no question that Bostonians have a very distinctive dialect, the fact that it beat out nearly every other US accent has left many folks on Twitter, well, wicked friggin' confused.
Plenty joked about what other accent could have possibly come in at number one.