Mancunian accent deemed 'Britain's sexiest' according to survey
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People from Manchester have a reason to celebrate this morning, as the city's distinct accent has been voted 'Britain's sexiest' in a new survey.
The survey, conducted by Best Casino, saw 2,500 participants answering questions on the global and UK dialects they find most desirable.
And the English city won by a landslide, earning more than 50% of the votes.
Now celebrities like footballer Marcus Rashford, Oasis stars Liam and Noel Gallagher and Hollyoaks actress Gemma Merna can all say they officially have the sexiest accent.
As for who came next, Ireland was voted in second place, closely followed by Liverpool.
The south did get a look in though, with London, aka the Queen's English, aka posh earning fourth spot, while Welsh came in fifth.
Participants also answered questions about accents from around the world, with French, Irish and Italian all considered to be 'sensual'.
Some of the accents that didn't fare so well were German, Australian, and Scottish, which seems a bit unfair but I guess that's the way things go.
And anyway, the whole thing is subjective and depends upon the individuals involved in the survey. After all, a separate study saw the Scottish accent earning the title of the sexiest in the UK a couple of years back.
And Scouse was voted the least sexy, as opposed to earning third place in the latest survey.
Different strokes for different folks.
Regardless of people's preferences, it seems most consider a potential partner's voice is an important factor when it comes to attractiveness.
A spokesperson for Best Casino revealed that 95% of those who took part agreed with this sentiment.
They explained: "Women find it more important than men do, but just barely: 51% of people who identify as women say it's extremely important, as opposed to 49% of people who identify as men."
While we're on the topic, a couple of years back Brummie was voted as the least trustworthy accent in Britain.
It seems a bit unfair to rank whether you can trust someone based on their accent - and it is - but let's take a deeper dive into some of the findings of the survey anyway.
The research performed by a UK-based online marketplace OnBuy.com saw around 2,000 people ranking a load of different accents in terms of whether they could trust a person from that place.
As it transpired, just 4% of those asked said that the Birmingham accent was trustworthy, while the Scouse accent earned just 8% of the votes.
At the other end, it seems as if the Yorkshire accent is the one to be practising if you want to scam people, as 60% of those asked said that it was a trustworthy accent.
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