Philly reacts to accent being ranked 8th sexiest: What? We're not 1st?

John McDevitt
May 17, 2019 - 12:06 pm
"Who talks better than Philadelphians?" said Amber Volpe of South Philly.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A travel and lifestyle website has named the Philadelphia accent one of the sexiest in the country. KYW Newsradio visited the Italian Market in South Philly to get reaction.

Bigseventravel.com named the Philadelphia accent the 8th sexiest in the United States.

"Who talks better than Philadelphians?" said Amber Volpe of South Philly. She works at the South 9th Street Italian Market Visitor Center. "Tell me, I want to know. Who is No. 1?"

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The Texan accent landed the top spot in Big 7's list, followed by Bostonian and New York.

"That's terrible. That's terrible! No. 1 all day long!" said Volpe.

"We say 'wood-er.' We don't really pronounce our T's. That's just a Philly thing," said Dominic Crimi of Cappuchio Meats. "That's the way it is, and I like it that way. And now we are sexy. No one has ever called me sexy before, but I love it. You can call me sexy any day of the week."

Now ... You want to really rake up some controversy? Check out Big 7's list of the seven best cheesesteaks in the city.