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This May Be DC's Favorite Question: Parlez vous Francais?

DC residents are nothing if not intellectually curious, with consistently strong showings in numbers of residents with high educational attainment. But we pretty much always knew that. Isn't there something surprising we'd like to know about ourselves? We're Francophiles.
According to TIME, Washington DC ranks highest in the number of Francophiles. Yes, c'est vrai. We love our romantic neighbors to the east in the City of Light. But, how could this statement have been concluded?

Very simply. By looking at Meetups around the country, determining the most common themes of groups, and doing a per capita calculation, Washington DC rose higher than the Eiffel Tower above the rest.

And we wouldn't have it any other way, it seems. Now let's go say bonjour to some Rosetta Stone.
· The Complete Guide to America's Weirdest Obsessions [TIME]
· Study: D.C. is the best-educated big city in America [WaPo]