Geordie lingo gets the most laughs in UK
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.