Can you Spell the Most Misspelled Word in Your State?
The 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee has ended and in typical Google fashion, they came up with a unique way to honor the annual event. They created a list of the most misspelled words in the United States by state. Since Google obviously has access to search data by state, they took the liberty to compile a list based on top searched “how to spell” words by state in 2017. The data is from Jan. 1 through April 30, so the results only showed each state’s most misspelled word for a short period in time and is obviously unscientific, but it is an interesting glimpse into each state!
At least the word for my state, TN, is a little tricky. How about your state?
People in Georgia had a difficult time spelling “gray,” but the residents of Wisconsin can’t spell their own state! The most commonly misspelled word across the most states is “beautiful.”
I’m pretty sure I personally would not get all of these correct either! Maybe this will be our spelling list for next week! 🙂
America’s most misspelled words – it’s #spellingbee week and we mapped top “how to spell” searches by state#dataviz pic.twitter.com/oHkRHj8Eku
— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) May 30, 2017
New Hampshire: difficult
New Jersey: twelve
New Mexico: bananas
New York: beautiful
North Carolina: angel
North Dakota: dilemma
Rhode Island: liar
South Carolina: chihuahua
South Dakota: college
West Virginia: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious