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Think Californians have the most appealing accent? Think again.

Posted at 7:04 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 22:04:21-04

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

48th: Minnesotan

47th: Alaskan

46th: California Valley

45th: Southern Ohioan

44th: Floridian

43rd: Pittsburgh

42nd: Cincinnati

41st: Pennsylvania Dutch

40th: Appalachian

39th: Colorado

38th: Providence

37th: Tallahassee

36th: Ozark

35th: “Hoi Toider”

34th: San Francisco

33rd: Hudson Valley

32nd: General American

31st: Atlanta

30th: New Mexican

29th: Milwaukee

28th: Western

27th: Charleston

26th: Kentucky

25th: New Orleans

24th: Oklahoma

23rd: Cleveland

22nd: Connecticut

21st: Kansas

20th: Tennesseean

19th: Virginia Piedmont

18th: Baltimorese

17th: Alabama

16th: Midwestern

15th: Cajun

14th: Yooper

13th: Miami

12th: Chicano

11th: Northwestern

10th: Californian

9th: St. Louis

8th: Philadelphia

7th: Hawaiian

6th: Mississippi

5th: Chicago

4th: Mainer

3rd: New York

2nd: Bostonian

1st: Texan