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BOSTON - JUNE 12: Robert "Bo" Cushing, of Raynham, and Laurie Lydon (shown), of Georgetown, participate in the last session of their 4-week Boston Casting class, titled Boston Accent Reduction, on Sunday, June 12, 2011. The instructor is linguist Marjorie Whittaker. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Absolutely NOT! The language learning platform Preply says it recently surveyed 2,000 Americans to find out which American accents are viewed as the best, worst, sexiest, smartest sounding and most annoying.

Here is how the Boston accent landed in each category:

  • #1 for the most annoying accent.
  • #4 for the smartest sounding.
  • #6 for the accent Americans like the most.
  • #6 for the accent Americans find sexiest.
  • #6 for the most trustworthy.