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Why is Virginia So …? Google Has an Answer

Searching for the most burning questions about Virginia?

In a world where Google knows your question before finish asking it, Virginia is … strict? @Amazing_Maps
In a world where Google knows your question before finish asking it, Virginia is … strict? @Amazing_Maps
In a world where Google knows your question before finish asking it, Virginia is … strict?

A map that USA Today attributes to @Amazing_Maps has been making the rounds on social media this week. The creators inserted "Why is Virginia so" into the text box on Google. The search engine uses previous search trends to guess the rest of the question.

In this case, it was "strict." Other top answers when we tried Virginia: "expensive," "racist," "boring" and "humid." 

How would you complete the question, "Why is Virginia so…" Tell us in the comments!


The exercise was used on every state name. As USA Today notes, most states wouldn't use the results in state mottos:

"For many states, stereotypes are generated, such as for Tennessee (racist), Georgia (backwards) and Illinois (corrupt). New Jersey is perceived simply as 'bad.' Southern states such as South Carolina and West Virginia are listed as poor. And Florida is hot."

Mariesmac1964 January 29, 2014 at 06:58 AM
Why is virginia so reluctant to give those that served a break on Taxes, residential and state?
Fairfax Watcher January 29, 2014 at 10:58 AM
BECAUSE: Virginia is run by Republicans; Virginia is only 3 states away from THE bottom of the list of states that care about their residents; Virginia is STILL the "Old Dominion" !
Toni Walker January 30, 2014 at 10:37 PM
Oh please Fairfax watcher!
Jody February 03, 2014 at 08:00 PM
What a bunch of knee-jerk liberal Googlers. Why are people so obsessed with race and politics? Obviously the never ending stream of divisive mud being slung about by the current Democrat Party is being caught by the gullible.

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