A travel website has released its list of the sexiest and least sexy accents across the country, and California received mixed results.
The list from Big 7 Travel ranked 50 accents across the U.S. based on survey results from 1.5 million people.
The Long Islander accent came in at the bottom of the rankings, at number 50.
The San Fernando “Valley Girl” accent, called California Valley on the list, didn’t perform much better. It was ranked number 46.
The San Francisco accent, which is described as “super fast with words running into each other,” ranked 34th on the list.
It wasn’t all bad news for the Golden State, though.
The overall Californian accent ranked 10th in the country. According to the website, the Californian accent is similar to the General American accent, but typically with long vowels.
Perhaps surprisingly, the General American accent ranked 32nd on the list. It’s described as “what you’re most likely to hear on the radio or TV, where it’s near impossible to tell where the newscasters are from.” The website said Stephen Colbert was a prime example.
The Chicano accent also ranked high, at number 12. The website describes it as “the dialect of many Mexican Americans from Texas to California,” but says it’s much more than “just a Spanish accent.” The travel site says it’s most common in East L.A. and uses Spanish words mixed into English sentences.
Texan, Bostonian, New York, Mainer, and Chicago were ranked as the top five in that order.
Here are the full rankings:
50th: Long Islander
49th: New Jersey
46th: California Valley
45th: Southern Ohioan
41st: Pennsylvania Dutch
35th: “Hoi Toider”
34th: San Francisco
33rd: Hudson Valley
32nd: General American
30th: New Mexican
25th: New Orleans
19th: Virginia Piedmont
9th: St. Louis
3rd: New York