A survey said Boston has the second-sexiest accent in America. Twitter had jokes.

How do you like dem apples, rest of America?

MOVIES:    On the outside, Will Hunting (MATT DAMON) is exactly like his friends in the rough, working-class South Boston neighborhood, jumping between menial jobs   and run-ins with the law. Yet one day, while working as a janitor at MIT, this all changes when he stuns the Nobel Prize winning professors by solving the most difficult mathematical problems almost instantaneously. However, his latest predicament which is a pending jail sentence, soon leads Will to Sean McGuire, a college professor/therapist with an empathetic heart, who may be his only hope. The 1997 film 'GOOD WILL HUNTING' will air on  on the ABC Television Network. PICTURED: From left to right: COLE HAUSER, CASEY AFFLECK, MATT DAMON and BEN AFFLECK. PHOTO CREDIT -- Miramax Films
A scene from "Good Will Hunting" featuring Boston accents. –Miramax Films

Are Boston accents wicked hawt?

If a recent survey released by Dubai-based Big 7 Travel is to be believed, Bostonians have the second-sexiest accent in all of America, behind only the Texan accent.

In an email promoting the survey, Big 7 Travel claimed it reached that conclusion “via survey results of Big 7 Media’s 1.5 million audience, with votes cast from readers across the world, including residents in the United States.” Other notable results included the New York accent placing third — but “Long Islander” and New Jersey accents finishing last and second-to-last on the list, respectively — while “Mainer” placed fourth,  the Connecticut accent 22nd, and the Providence accent 38th.


Big 7 did not return a request for clarification on Wednesday about its survey’s methodology, including questions about how many people responded to the survey and how many respondents were from the US.

Considering that Boston was a semifinalist in Gawker’s “ugliest accent” tournament in 2014 and the accent is parodied regularly on “Saturday Night Live,” the results were a bit surprising to some online.