These Are the Most Commonly Misspelled Words in the Country
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Not all of us can be spelling bee champions, but you’d be surprised how many people mess up everyday words, especially if they have silent letters or extra vowels. In fact, the team at Google Trends analyzed which word stumps Americans most by mapping the top “how to spell” searches in each state. The results may surprise you—or make you laugh (looking at you, Wisconsin). According to the Google team’s findings, the most commonly misspelled term in the entire country is “beautiful,” with residents in six different states checking the correct spelling on Google. To find out which word people in your state struggle with the most, read on. And for the places you’re probably not saying correctly, These Are the Most Mispronounced Towns in the U.S.

1

Alabama

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Most misspelled word: pneumonia

2

Alaska

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Most misspelled word: schedule

And for more terms you should know how to spell, check out The 25 Most Commonly Misspelled Words in America.

3

Arizona

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Most misspelled word: tomorrow

4

Arkansas

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Most misspelled word: chihuahua

And for more of your favorite dogs, check out The 50 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America.

5

California

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Most misspelled word: beautiful

6

Colorado

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Most misspelled word: tomorrow

And for more surprising definitions, check out the 25 Everyday Words That Used to Have Different Meanings.

7

Connecticut

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Most misspelled word: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

8

Delaware

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Most misspelled word: hallelujah

9

Florida

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Most misspelled word: receipt

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10

Georgia

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Most misspelled word: gray

11

Hawaii

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Most misspelled word: people

12

Idaho

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Most misspelled word: quote

13

Illinois

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Most misspelled word: appreciate

14

Indiana

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Most misspelled word: hallelujah

15

Iowa

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Most misspelled word: beautiful

16

Kansas

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Most misspelled word: diamond

17

Kentucky

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Most misspelled word: beautiful

18

Louisiana

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Most misspelled word: giraffe

19

Maine

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Most misspelled word: pneumonia

20

Maryland

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Most misspelled word: special

21

Massachusetts

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Most misspelled word: license

22

Michigan

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Most misspelled word: pneumonia

23

Minnesota

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Most misspelled word: beautiful

24

Mississippi

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Most misspelled word: nanny

25

Missouri

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Most misspelled word: maintenance

26

Montana

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Most misspelled word: surprise

27

Nebraska

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Most misspelled word: suspicious

28

Nevada

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Most misspelled word: available

29

New Hampshire

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Most misspelled word: diarrhea

30

New Jersey

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Most misspelled word: twelve

31

New Mexico

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Most misspelled word: banana

32

New York

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Most misspelled word: beautiful

33

North Carolina

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Most misspelled word: angel

34

North Dakota

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Most misspelled word: dilemma

35

Ohio

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Most misspelled word: beautiful

36

Oklahoma

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Most misspelled word: patient

37

Oregon

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Most misspelled word: sense

38

Pennsylvania

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Most misspelled word: sauerkraut

39

Rhode Island

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Most misspelled word: liar

40

South Carolina

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Most misspelled word: chihuahua

41

South Dakota

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Most misspelled word: college

42

Tennessee

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Most misspelled word: chaos

43

Texas

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Most misspelled word: maintenance

44

Utah

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Most misspelled word: disease

45

Vermont

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Most misspelled word: Europe

46

Virginia

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Most misspelled word: delicious

47

Washington

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Most misspelled word: pneumonia

48

West Virginia

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Most misspelled word: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

49

Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin, USA downtown skyline at dusk on Lake Monona.Madison, Wisconsin, USA downtown skyline at dusk on Lake Monona.
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Most misspelled word: Wisconsin

50

Wyoming

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Most misspelled word: priority

And for more terms you may be butchering, check out the 60 Words People Pronounce Differently Across America.

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