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.