Minnesota is Home to One of Least-Sexy Accents in U.S.
Bad news if you're trying to win someone's heart from another state: Our Minnesota accent has just been ranked as one of the least-sexy in the country.
We may not always like to admit it, but we DO have an accent here in Minnesota, right? I mean, it's not as completely over the top as the accent the Cohen brothers used in the movie, Fargo (which was set here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes) but we still do have a sometimes-unique accent and way of speaking.
From saying "ope!" when we bump into someone or the occasional "You betcha!" that finds its way into our patterns of speech, yah, sure, there's a definite Minnesota accent, don'tcha know!
But apparently, our Minnesota accent, which we might think is quaint, isn't very sexy. At least according to the latest BigSevenTravel survey that ranked all 50 states by how sexy their accent is. And here in Minnesota, we ranked 47th out of 50. Yikes.
That's not good. In fact, only Florida, Long Island/New York and New Jersey had accents that were deemed even less sexy than ours here in the North Star State, coming in at numbers 48, 49 and 50 on the survey.
According to the survey, to find the sexiest accent in the U.S., you have to head down to the Lone Star State, because Texas came in at #1 on the list, followed by New York, Boston/Massachusetts, Alabama and Chicago/Illinois at numbers 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Is this survey accurate? I don't necessarily buy it-- I mean, is a Chicago accent sexy? Come one. Plus, as I always point out, a Midwest accent is the most standard accent (or lack thereof) in broadcasting and the voiceover industry-- most national commercials and national broadcasters sound similar to our way of speaking here in Minnesota.
Whether they're considered sexy or not, there ARE some distinct things we really only say here in the Bold North. Keep scrolling to see how many you recognize!