We’ve always known it, but now so does the world; according to a recent survey by Best Casinos, the Manchester accent is the sexiest in the UK! Not only that, but it’s the most trustworthy based on the opinion of over half of those surveyed, playing on the old cliché that we’re just so bloody friendly.
Gone are the days, too, of branding Mancunians as Liam Gallagher wannabes à la Kevin and Perry, because we’ve also ranked highly on likeliness of making someone think we have high intelligence. Cheers everyone!
Unfortunately for others, the survey found that globally some of the least attractive accents turned out to be that of our Welsh friends (so sorry), German, and American. Luckily for the Italians, Irish, and French, they’re apparently in the good books, being voted the most sensual – not as sexy as us, though!
Those stereotypes are, of course, outdated anyway, if they were ever really true. Look at the people who have come from Manchester – Emmeline Pankhurst, Alan Turing, and John Cooper Clarke, to name a few. The results from the sexiest accent in the UK survey may give us cheap bragging rights and a bit of banter, but really it tells us how far our beautiful city region of Manchester has come.
This is the real Northern powerhouse, and the rest of the country is finally coming to realise it, especially with the city appearing on multiple must-visit lists for 2023.