Wow. You'd think that the only people who'd find the Chicago accent sexy would be people who've...well...never heard it.

Travel website Big 7 Travel polled their social audience of 1.5 million people and asked them to rank 50 American accents from least sexy to sexiest, and as stunning as it may be to many of us, Da Chicago accent was ranked as the 5th sexiest accent in the USA.

Big 7 Travel on Chicago:

Where to begin? Some hate it, but turns out a LOT love it. Words like “but” and “cut” sound a bit more like “bought” and “caught”, and you’re not “looking at a picture”, you’re “lookin’ atta pitcher.”

Okay, if the Chicago accent is the 5th sexiest, which 4 accents are sexier?

  • 4th-Mainer
    The Maine accent is surprisingly popular, ayuh! If you’re a real “Mainah”, you’ll drop your ‘r’s, go to “yoger” class instead of yoga and add in wicked to make every adjective extra powerful.
  • 3rd-New York
    The New York accent is probably one of the most recognisable dialects in all of America, thanks to many a famous movie. NYC speakers have loooong vowels and short ‘a’s. Fast and hypernasal, yet quite charming at times.
  • 2nd-Bostonian
    One of America’s most imitated and parodied accents, Boston almost comes out on top of the country’s sexiest accents. And yes, just like Mahhhhk Wahlberg, locals really do say “pahk yuh cahr in hahvuhd yahd”
  • 1st-Texan
    Who can resist a slow, Texan drawl? Not us, and not our community, clearly. The typical Texan accent is a “Southern accent with a twist”, with strong ‘r’s and plenty of ‘Howdy’s’. America’s sexiest accent? We’d have to agree.