You know it. I know it. But know the UK has spoken. Well, over 2,000 people in a survey by the good people at OneBuy.com. These people were asked to listen to 15 British accents and then asked who they would trust and favour in job interviews. And, the dulcet tones of the Yorkshire accent was voted most trustworthy, beating out the other 14 accents.
Out of the 2,221 people that took part in the survey, the Yorkshire accent took 60% of the votes. The survey was made up of employers and the British public. In second place was Received Pronunciation, formerly known as Standard English, and in third was Edinburgh.
The Yorkshire accent was said to be more trustworthy as it was more pleasing to the ear. Participants often described the accent as ‘intelligent’ and calming’.
This is not the first time it has been pointed out that the Yorkshire accent is a UK favourite. In a survey by 7 Travel, the Yorkshire accent came in the top 10 for sexiest accent in the UK. So if you’re looking for a partner and want someone sexy and trustworthy, look no further. Get on the next train to Leeds, and take your pick.