Although we live in the era of spell-check and “auto correct,” there are still some pesky words we just can’t seem to get right. Naturally, the inclination is to turn to Google.
In honor of #SpellingBeeWeek and all of America’s ridiculous spelling searches, Google mapped the nation’s most misspelled words of 2017.
Some are incredibly sad, some are understandable, and all of them are really random.
We've made a few corrections to the legend. This is the one to use pic.twitter.com/0Z8fUlzmHc— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) May 30, 2017
Upon reviewing the map, you may have noticed that many Americans have a tough time spelling “beautiful," which is ironic considering we have an entire song dedicated to our country titled, “America the Beautiful.”
People in California, Minnesota, Kentucky, Ohio, and New York all misspelled the word by six to 10 letters, according to Google.
Two actually tricky words that made the map in more than one state are Chihuahua and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, which isn’t even a real word, yet folks in West Virginia and Connecticut are misspelling it by 20 or more letters.
However, what may be the most shocking and perplexing revelation of all is that Wisconsin’s most misspelled word is — wait for it — Wisconsin.
Google noted that the data comes from the search engine’s own U.S. searches from Jan. 1 through April 30 of this year.
Of course, the Twittersphere wasted no time getting their jokes in after the map was released, with many users expressing shame of their own home state’s terrible spelling.
Wow. This is pretty bad. Banana ?? C'mon !!— Stephen Guilfoyle (@Sarge986) May 31, 2017
"Wisconsin" being the most misspelled word in Wisconsin is perfect.— Jamison Stoltz (@EditorStoltz) May 30, 2017
Updated it for you pic.twitter.com/Ou0IUgrdRM— Ethan Kassel (@EthanRKassel) May 31, 2017
Come on Mississippi! Nanny?! Really?! I lived in MS and I know they have a poor education system, but this is just sad. ??????— Carmen Kesel (@CarmenKesel) May 31, 2017
This map makes no cents to me or fellow Oregonians.— john woodworth (@freehelp4u) May 30, 2017
Arizonan's can't spell "tomorrow" because they know it's spelled mañana.— Señor Burbujas (@SrBurbujas) May 31, 2017
rhode island you ok?— ??gaiden's here?? (@FaeNanami) May 31, 2017
Nevada- Available Utah- Disease pic.twitter.com/X0fh6lIAU5— KoolKat ?? (@koolkat101694) May 31, 2017
So what did your state misspell the most? Share it with us in the comments.
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