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Greeks are all talk with their friends

Most Greeks spend more time speaking with their friends than their partners or parents, according to a survey which studied talking and language patterns around the country and was made public yesterday. The study found that 32 percent of those questioned spoke to their friends more than anyone else, while only 27.5 percent said that their partners were their main source of conversation. Just 6.5 percent of respondents chatted with their parents most, according to the survey conducted by Alco on behalf of the state-run Institute of Communication. Cretans were found to be the most talkative Greeks, since more than half of them admitted to chatting for more than eight hours a day. People from western Macedonia are the most tight-lipped since, according to the study, three-quarters of them speak for less than three hours daily.