I like calling Geico if for any other reason that their call center is in Macon Georgia which means if I get a female customer service rep then I'm guaranteed to hear that heavenly southern belle accent.
I was first exposed to it when I attended the Ludwig Von Mises Institute at Auburn University in Alabama. I walked into the dorms, registered with the attendant and she said, "Your room sir, is 420."
A solid week of solid economics and I don't remember anything but that voice saying, "420."
Even standard conversation, the southern belle accent makes anything sound grand.
"Would you like fries with your Big Mac sir?"
"Yeah, sure, whatever, load me up, whatever you want, I'll give you my house and my car and donate blood, declare war on a small third world nation, I'm still trying to digest what you said before, keep talking, just keep talking."
So it was sad to see The Economist come up with this interesting little chart.
Mayhaps it's best I just hear their voices over the phone.