Geordie Voted Most Popular Accent In Britain
Whey aye, man - Geordie has been voted the 'least annoying' and therefore most popular British accent in a new poll, while Cockney has been found to be the most irritating. Would you Adam and Eve it?
Researchers from The Knowledge Academy asked 2,357 adults how long it took before they began to get annoyed by an accent, and it was good news for Ant and Dec because people could listen to the Geordie accent for an average of four minutes and 19 seconds before getting ticked off.
This was followed by 'plain English', at four minutes and 11 seconds, and the Glasgow accent at three minutes and 27 seconds.
Those polled tolerated the delightful Yorkshire accent for three minutes and one second, while the Scouse accent started to grate after two minutes and 41 seconds.
Brummies began to get annoying after two minutes and 35 seconds, closely followed by the South Wales accent, which annoyed people after two minutes 17 seconds, and the Essex accent after one minute and 51 seconds.
The second most annoying accent is 'the Queen's English' - controversial - with people having enough of it after just one minute and 32 seconds.
But the most annoying of all was Cockney, which had people feeling irked after 58 seconds.
Meanwhile, a study from last year looked into the most trustworthy accents - and Geordies fared pretty well there too, with 40 percent of people trusting our friends from Tyneside.
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The most trustworthy accent, according to the poll from OnBuy.com, was Yorkshire, with 60 percent of respondents deeming it trustworthy.
This was followed by Received Pronunciation, aka the Queen's English, with 57 percent saying it was trustworthy - so while it may be the second most annoying accent, at least it's seen as honest.
In third place, with 52 percent, was the Edinburgh accent followed by Welsh at 48 percent and Geordie at 40.
On the other end of the scale, the Brummie accent was voted least trustworthy with just four percent, followed by Scouse on eight percent.
The Cockney accent did a bit better here with 22 percent of respondents saying it was trustworthy.
A spokesman for OnBuy.com, said: "The UK is known for its rich array of regional accents and dialects.
"But does the way someone sounds have any correlation with our snap judgments towards them in the workplace and social settings?"
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