In Other News: The Most Commonly Misspelled Words in Every State Are Both Hilarious and Frightening

| May 31, 2017

Spelling is kind of a lost art . . . people either have everything automatically spell-checked, or just don’t care if they’re right or wrong.  But still . . . wow.

Google just put together a map with the word that every state has the most trouble spelling . . . based on the number of searches for “how to spell” that word and all of its possible misspellings.  Here are some of the highlights . . .

1.  A few states have nothing to be ashamed of.  Like, the most misspelled word in Connecticut and West Virginia is “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”  I’m not sure it’s possible to spell that word RIGHT.

2.  Other states that Googled a legitimately tricky word include Michigan, Washington, Alabama, and Maine . . . all of which had trouble spelling “pneumonia.”  And New Hampshire, where people have trouble spelling “diarrhea.”

3.  But now, the BAD ones.  People in New Mexico somehow had the most trouble spelling “banana” . . . people in Ohio, New York, Minnesota, and California had trouble spelling “beautiful” . . . and people in New Jersey can’t spell “twelve.”

4.  But the most embarrassing is a tie between South Dakota, where the most commonly misspelled word is “college” . . . and Wisconsin, where the most commonly misspelled word is “Wisconsin.”

For Georgia, the word was “gray.”

(Sports Illustrated

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  1. Robin says:

    I can’t figure out the word the people of D.C. (Maybe, Delaware?) can’t spell. Is that word supposed to be “ninety” and you spelled it “nintey “? You spelled a word wrong in a story about what bad spellers people are! Priceless.