Someone Ranked English Accents In Order Of 'Sexiness' And It Has Caused A Huge Debate
British accents are a constant cause of debate, as there are always differing opinions over which are nice and which are off-putting.
In America, there seems to be the perception that all Brits are posh, wear top hats, have tea in a cup and saucer and are best mates with Mary Poppins. Au contraire. If you travelled up and down the country, you'd be stumped by the unfathomable nature of the Brummy, Scouse, Geordie, Yorkshire, Manc and Essex accents.
With that being said, someone has tried to rank the accents from the UK's 51 cities, in terms of sexiness.
It's worth noting that the list has been composed by an inhabitant of Manchester, and they've ranked the Manc accent at number one. Basically it's the equivalent of a Nursery kid hosting a Play Dough sculpting competition and then declaring them self the winner.
Unfortunately, the Birmingham accent occupied the last spot, according to this blog. The bottom 10 was as follows:
- St Albans
Any complaints? If I'm honest, I'm not sure the list has the best credibility. Newcastle and Sunderland are seven places apart - are they really that different?
Falling in the midriff, places like Liverpool, Stoke-on-Trent and Preston were found to have mediocre accents. It's odd to see the sharp Scouse accent in the middle of the list, as usually people will either have it right at the bottom, or right at the top.
Lovin' Manchester ranked the top 10 as:
Naturally there was a mixed reaction on Twitter.
My accent is a mixture of number 16 and 2 :joy: https://t.co/lrNac9cTVL
- ☮:hearts:† (@Rxiii93) August 15, 2017
Lol the 1 is Manchester and it's written by lovinmanchester :joy: https://t.co/WMHp5lAw6S
- Phil Baro Thomas (@BaroPhil) August 15, 2017
Carlisle people don't seem to agree with the Lancashire/Yorkshire hybrid description of their accent. https://t.co/J4IMqkJ2hu
- Sandra Jansen (@sj2915) August 15, 2017
My town is 27th?! WTF :joy: https://t.co/cVDult222m
- Aaron :checkered_flag: (@AaronGillard_17) August 14, 2017
Notts cannot be that high pronouncing my name as "Ameh" :eyes: https://t.co/YC3sj5BhEY
- Amy Parnham (@AmyMarissa92) August 14, 2017
https://t.co/HQZVJjdl2x via @lovin_mcr
Chuffed. #nottingham #deadsexy
- Hannah Marie Spencer (@hannahmspencer) August 14, 2017
Supposedly, #Gloucester is the 4th sexiest accent in the country! Form an orderly queue ladies :joy::joy::joy: https://t.co/QGHpfVno7x
- Samuel Bluett (@SamBluett) August 14, 2017
Newcastle is only 39/51. Clearly bollocks, then. https://t.co/HbenRnWeYU
- Richard Carter (@RichardCarter) August 14, 2017
Ripon ranked as the city with the 6th sexiest accent in the UK :joy::joy: https://t.co/bGZDVhbIi6 someone needs a hearing test
- Lauren (@LaurenRoseBoyle) August 14, 2017
Bullshit, or correct?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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