Your City in a Word: Washington, DC

We looked at all words people were searching for in the US for the months of February and March of this year, and then looked at the words people were searching in major US cities to compare those words to the national averages. Here are the top ten outliers for Washington, DC:

1. gun-control
2. whig
3. paralympic
4. retiree
5. fanciest
6. mixologist
7. oozing
8. xxx
9. carnelian
10. blah

Trends in localized lookups can provide a window into the events, language, and prevailing mood of a city at a given time. Do you know why these words were trending in Washington, DC? Help us get to the bottom of it; share your explanation in the comments!

Up next: Your City in a Word: Chicago

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