Ge­ordie lingo gets the most laughs in UK

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THE Ge­ordie ac­cent has been voted the fun­ni­est ac­cent in the coun­try, ac­cord­ing to a survey by dat­ing site eHar­mony.

A stan­dard English ac­cent is most popular – seen as the most friendly, hon­est, and ro­man­tic.

But it failed to top the New­cas­tle ac­cent in the hu­mour cat­e­gory, which was a firm first fol­lowed by Liver­pudlian and Ir­ish.

More than a fifth of those polled said they had gone on a date with some­one be­cause of their ac­cent, while oth­ers had “played up” how they spoke be­cause they thought it sounded more at­trac­tive.

A spokes­woman said: “It’s not just what you say, but how you say it that can give some­one those all-im­por­tant but­ter­flies.”

Fa­mous Ge­ordies in­clude judge Ch­eryl Fer­nan­dez-Versini, comic Russ Noble and TV hosts Ant and Dec.

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