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The Full Ranking of the Fastest-Talking States in US

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Can you talk as fast an auctioneer at work? Then perhaps you’re from Oregon. According to a study conducted by Marchex, a mobile advertising analytics firm, people from Oregon talk faster than anyone else. The Atlantic reports that the company examined phone calls and measured “rate of speech, density of speech, hold times, and silences” to rank all 50 states. Here are the top 10:

1. Oregon
2. Minnesota
3. Massachusetts
4. Kansas
5. Iowa
6. Vermont
7. Alaska
8. South Dakota
9. New Hampshire
10. Nebraska

And here are the slowest talking states:

40. Illinois
41. Ohio
42. Arkansas
43. Georgia
44. Texas
45. New Mexico
46. North Carolina
47. Alabama
48. South Carolina
49. Louisiana
50. Mississippi

Do any of these surprise you?

-via Althouse


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