The Most and The Least Attractive English Accents In The World

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The Most and The Least Attractive English Accents in The World

There are many accents of English, each has its own history and stories. Generally non-native English-speakers tend to struggle to understand regional English accents, but find Received Pronunciation (RP) much easier to understand. Yet not many know the full history of RP, other than that it was associated with the most wealthy and powerful in the country. Learn the history of Received Pronunciation old and new by David Crystal. 

Apart from the history of Received Pronunciation, many would agree that RP sounds intelligent, attractive, romantic and elegant. Each sound is pronounced with clear diction, which makes it easier to understand and listen to. 

Over the years, many surveys have been carried out by different organisations about the most and the least attractive accents in the world. The British accent (RP) is always up at the top of the list of being one of the most attractive accents. According to a 2018 survey by the CEOWORLD magazine, these are the most attractive accents in the world:

Rank

1

2

3

4

Least Attractive

28

29

30

31

English Accent

British

Irish

Australian

American

Nigerian

Arabic

Chinese

Vietnamese

Score

68

57

53

51

5

4

3

2

 

NOTE: This chart only displays the top 4 (most attractive) and bottom 4 (least attractive) accents, for the full list please visit Revealed: The Most (And The Least) Attractive English Accents In The World

Received Pronunciation is the great communicator

In memory of Andrew Jack (28 January 1944 – 31 March 2020) by Phil Barker. http://www.andrewjack.com/

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