Hate slow talkers? Stay away from Mississippi

Across the country there are many different speech patterns, dialects and other nuances that make us different.

Marchex, an analytics company, surveyed over 4 million phone calls from 2013 to 2015 to find out who speaks the fastest talks the most and who is the most impatient.

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The company said that it used technology monitoring silence, ringtones, hold times and speech for calls consumers made to businesses to uncover the data. Here is what it found.

Marchex determined the fastest and slowest talkers by measuring words per minute.

People in Massachusetts are among the top five fastest talkers by state, although Oregon has the fastest talkers in the nation. Minnesota is second on the list.

Most of the slowest talkers come from the South.

North Carolina has the slowest talkers, followed by Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Georgia is also among the top 10 slowest-talking states, but its neighbor Florida is among the fastest talking states, in the top 20.

There's a difference between who talks the fastest and who talks the most, though.

New Yorkers may talk fast, but they aren't the fastest. They do talk the most.

Data from the company say, "a New Yorker will use 62 percent more words than someone from Iowa to have the same conversation with a business."

The Midwest has the least talkative people, which could be seen as people who get straight to the point of their calls. Oklahoma is at the top of the list for the least talkative states, while Minnesota is also in the top five of that list.

Patience was measured by hold times and which states hung up the most when put on hold.

Ohio is among the top five most impatient states, along with New York.

Florida, Illinois and Minnesota are among the top five most patient states.

More detailed lists can be found here.

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