If you've lived in Wyoming your whole life, there's a good chance you didn't know you had an accent. Wyoming's accent doesn't stand out unless you're coming from a state with a very thick accent.

The biggest difference in Wyoming's accent is some of the words or phrases that are commonly used, and some have pointed out that Wyomingites get lazy on certain words, like leaving the 'g' off words like hunting, fishing, leaving, burning, etc. It's sometimes said there is a slow Western drawl here, but really, the accent doesn't stand out that much.

Accents are interesting and have been the subject of many studies, as have communication breakdowns. When I lived in Alabama, I knew a guy who sounded like Boomhour from King of the Hill. I needed an interpreter to understand what he was saying.

Across the country, there are nearly 30 American English Dialects, and several accents stand out.

  • New York
  • Boston
  • Californian
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Upper-Midwest

A recent study by Preply shows that Wyoming's 'Western' accent is one of the most desirable in the country.

Take a look at the Top 24 list from most to least desirable.

  1. Southern
  2. Western (Wyoming)
  3. Cajun
  4. Hawaiian
  5. Texan
  6. Geechee
  7. Georgian
  8. Bostonian
  9. Appalachian
  10. Mainer
  11. Alabamian
  12. Chicano
  13. Southern Californian
  14. Upper Midwesterner
  15. Yooper
  16. Pacific Northwesterner
  17. Floridian
  18. Philadelphian
  19. Long Islander
  20. Chicagoan
  21. New Yorker
  22. Southern Ohioan
  23. Mid-Atlantic
  24. New Jerseyan

Understandably, Wyoming's accent is one that people enjoy. Listening to it is pleasant; you don't need a translator to understand what Wyomingites are saying. Check out this from when newsman Ted Koppel visited Cody and was talking guns with Wyomingites.

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