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Chicagoan Accent Ranked 5th Sexiest In America

CHICAGO (CBS)--A travel website polled Americans to ask which areas of the U.S. have the sexiest accents, and Chicago came out near the top.

In Big 7 Travel's list of the top 50 sexiest accents in America, Chicago was ranked 5th.

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The Windy City came out behind our counterparts in Maine (ranked 4th), New York (3rd), Boston (2nd) and Texas--which was ranked the home of the country's top sexiest accent.

Of Chicago, the website writes, "...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."

Which American cities had the least-sexy accents?

Look to Long Island, which was ranked the city with the least-sexiest accent on the list. Long Island was joined by New Jersey, Minnesota and Alaska as the worst-ranked states.

Here is what they came up with for the top 10 sexiest American accents:

  1. Texan
  2. Bostonian
  3. New York
  4. Mainer
  5. Chicago
  6. Mississippi
  7. Hawaiian
  8. Philadelphia
  9. St. Louis
  10. Californian






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