“Fifty shades of Grey”, “receipt lottery”, “Eurovision”, “Andrzej Duda” or “Where is Putin?” – these are the most popular phrases searched on Google by Poles this year.The American internet tycoon has just published a list of the most popular search phrases among Poles. The controversial movie “Fifty shades of Grey” opens the list. This movie has also been placed first in the “movie” category. Educational platform Librus Synergia and popular Internet game agar.io are also on top of the list.
The Polish internet users have also searched for information about the newest Ministry of Finances initiative – a receipt lottery, and about the Polish president Andrzej Duda. In comparison, the global list of top 10 phrases includes: Lamar Odon (the American basketball player who’s woken up after a coma), Charlie Hebdo (the French weekly magazine which editor’s office became the aim of terrorist attacks), Agar.io, Jurassic World or Paris.
According to Google, for Poles, one of the most important events of the year was the presidential ellection. The “News” category was dominated by entertainment and sports. Except searching for information on Eurovision, Poles were also interested in finding more information about the Chopin Competition, Polish football team matches and Voleyball World Cup.
There were also many “lighter” topics searched, such as the controversial cotton swab diet or McDonald’s Woodcutter Sandwich. The internet users also ask a lot of questions, for example: how to check the number of penalty points, where to buy Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, or even: Where is Putin?
Polish top 10 list:
- 50 shades of Grey
- Librus Synergia
- Receipt lottery
- The Magnificent Century (a Turkish TV series aired on TVP)
- Andrzej Duda
- Sosnowsky’s hogweed (a very poisonous weed)
- Fast and Furious 7
- Barbara Sienkiewicz (a Polish actress who gave birth to twins at age 60)
The most popular phrases were: from the “people” category – Andrzej Duda, the “news” category – Eurovision and Oscars, “common topics” – receipt lottery and war in Syria, the “politicians” category – Andrzej Duda and Magdalena Ogórek, “foreign movies” – 50 shades of Grey and Fast and Furious 7, “Polish movies” – Ida and Letters to M 2, “TV series” – Game of Thrones and the Magnificent Century, “foreign actors” – Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, “TV programmes” – Celebrity Splash and Mali Giganci (Little Giants), from the “Polish singers” category – Paweł Kukiz and Gang Albanii, and from the “foreign singers” – Adele and Sia.
The global top 10 list looks quite different:
- Lamar Odom
- Charlie Hebdo
- Jurassic World
- Furious 7
- Fallout 4
- Ronda Rousey
- Caitlyn Jenner
- American Sniper
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