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Alabama accent voted ninth-sexiest in the world for 2019

The world’s a big place, and there are lots of countries, regions, and sectors within. In the Deep South, you’ve got Alabama, home to some of the best barbecue, burgers, and food around the globe. We do it best, and there’s a reason for that: we’re just plain awesome. And thanks to Big 7 Travelyou don’t have to take our word for it. They polled their readership to find out which accents from around the globe were considered the sexiest.

Out of the more than 7,000 accents across the planet, we didn’t do too poorly. Read on!

An Alabama man does Alabama things at the Talladega Motor Speedway. (Source: o_dmentd_o/Flickr)

Big 7 Travel ranked only the 50 most popular accents. As a result, only the best of the best survived. At the bottom of the list was Croatian, which the website described as, “The least popular Slavic accent, Croats just about made the Top 50.”

The first American accent to find its way onto the list was New York, which came in at number 44. They called it “Fast and hypernasal, yet quite charming at times.”

After New York, we weren’t seen on the list again until number 28’s Boston, which was described as, “One of America’s most imitated and parodied accents, Boston comes in at almost midway on the world’s sexiest accents.”

However, not one American accent found its way above number nine, “South USA.” Their sentiments match ours perfectly: “Who can resist a slow, Texan drawl? Not us, and not our community, clearly.”

The rest of the list is as follows:

  • 8.) Spanish
  • 7.) French
  • 6.) Scottish
  • 5.) Australian
  • 4.) Italian
  • 3.) Irish
  • 2.) South African
  • 1.) Kiwi

We’re coming for you next year, New Zealand.

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