No. 4-seeded Pittsburgh bested — or more accurately, worsted — No. 13 seed Atlanta, No. 5 Philadelphia and No. 1 Boston to make it into the finals of the online “America’s Ugliest Accent” poll, which was mostly Internet silliness.
But many Pittsburghers were “prahd” to top — or is it bottom? — this latest list. As the news spread on social media — exactly what Gawker wanted — after the Post-Gazette broke it Sunday afternoon, the ranking was getting some boos but mostly cheers.
One observer had it both ways, tweeting, “I love this city, but I am glad I’m not a native. The accent is ... not very charming.”
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