Edinburgh Earns Distinction as the UK’s Most Leisurely Speaking City: Residents Speak at a Rate of 132.27 Words per Minute, Reveals Preply Study.
Although the typical Brit articulates at a brisk pace of 189 words per minute, Preply’s recent research indicates several cities favor a more measured tempo in their everyday conversations.
Delving into the transcripts of local news stations and podcasts from the UK’s most populated cities, the team at Preply were able to identify the UK’s slowest speaking cities…
And so, when it comes to the UK’s slowest talkers, people in Edinburgh take the lead, talking at a rate of 132.27 words per minute.
Edinburgh City TV, the official YouTube channel for Edinburgh City Football Club, had the slowest talking presenters, delivering their commentary and news at a steady and easy-to-follow 83.54 words per minute.
Residents of Birmingham, often referred to as ‘Brummies’, weren’t far behind in the rankings. They secured the spot as the second slowest talkers in the UK. In this bustling city, the locals have an unhurried conversational pace, clocking in at 164.21 words per minute, suggesting a preference for a more deliberate and measured way of communicating.
See the full list of cities below…