There are a lot of things to love about the state of Texas: the food, the friendly people, the fact that it gave us George Strait, Willie Nelson and Matthew McConaughey. We could go on and on. But a recent survey found one more thing to love about the Lone Star State: the accents. Yes, y'all. According to a survey conducted by Big Seven Travel, Texans have the sexiest accent in America.
On the list of the top 50 sexiest accents in the U.S., Texas comes in at No. 1, nudging out Boston and New York, which came in at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.
"Who can resist a slow, Texan drawl? Not us, and not our community, clearly," the article on Big Seven Travel reads. "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."
There's no argument here. Who can resist the dreamy drawl of a "hey, y'all" or a sultry "alright, alright, alright"? So the next time you saddle up to the Whataburger counter to order a Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit, take pride in the undeniable sexiness of your speech.
Maine, Chicago, Mississippi, Hawaii, Philadelphia, St. Louis and California accents round out the top 10. The Long Island accent came in at No. 50.
See the full list here.