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What is the most misspelled word in Kentucky?

In honor of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the good people over at Google pulled the most misspelled words from each state so far in 2017, via its endless database of internet searches. The results came from searches of “how to spell” from each of our beautiful 50 states in the United States, and some of them are pretty funny.

The funniest of the bunch comes from the state of Wisconsin, where people can’t seem to spell “Wisconsin,” the name of their own state. I also liked South Dakota struggling to spell “college,” and Mississippians having a hard time with “nanny.”

In Kentucky, we can’t spell “beautiful,” but we’re not the only state with a “beautiful” problem. It is also the most common misspelled word in California, Ohio, Minnesota and New York. No other word on the map appears in five different states.

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.

Beautiful.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

17 Comments for What is the most misspelled word in Kentucky?



  1. InigoMontoya
    3:07 pm May 30, 2017 Permalink

    Hilarious, Drew!! Loved it!



  2. 3Goggles
    3:14 pm May 30, 2017 Permalink

    Every time I spell “beautiful” I think of Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty



  3. Wilfred Smith
    3:21 pm May 30, 2017 Permalink

    Most commonly…



  4. T-wah
    3:54 pm May 30, 2017 Permalink

    Judging from the KSR comments section and what I regularly see on social media, I would have guessed the word “definitely” would rank high on our list. I often see it misspelled as “defiantly.” Also, incorrect use of there, their, and they’re, as well as your and you’re. Very surprised to see “beautiful” as our top misspelled word.



    • Booby Petrino
      4:23 pm May 30, 2017 Permalink

      But this is words that are misspelled in searches, so if someone types “defiantly” or any of the “there” words in a search engine, they won’t necessarily register as misspelled since Google doesn’t necessarily know how you’re using the word.



    • T-wah
      6:30 pm May 30, 2017 Permalink

      Good point. Duly noted.



  5. ClutchCargo
    3:55 pm May 30, 2017 Permalink

    Anybody else notice that neither D.C. nor Google can spell “ninety?” Hahahaha!



    • ClutchCargo
      3:58 pm May 30, 2017 Permalink

      It’s fixed on the map posted above, but not on the linked map, btw.



  6. BlooBloodRon
    3:58 pm May 30, 2017 Permalink

    The only time in history Kentucky has something in common with BOTH New York AND California!

    Also, isn’t it kinda ridiculous that Wisconsin’s most misspelled word is “Wisconsin”?!?



    • Eazy
      5:37 pm May 30, 2017 Permalink

      Lol, was thinking the same thing. Although we do have a lot in common sports wise. Basketball, horse racing…



    • runningunnin.454
      7:23 pm May 30, 2017 Permalink

      Those people in Wisconsin that can’t spell the name of their own state should move to I O W A…only 4 letters to remember.



  7. KyKev
    4:00 pm May 30, 2017 Permalink

    Not buying this….it has to be Krygusyehwki in every state!



  8. Waterview1
    5:43 pm May 30, 2017 Permalink

    Why are people in South Carolina even trying to spell Chihuahua?



  9. TBW3011
    1:23 am May 31, 2017 Permalink

    On this site I regularly see “loose” when what they are trying to say is “lose”.