Google Trends just released its map of the most misspelled words, broken down by state… And it’s not pretty.

Or should I say, beautiful?



Check out the top ‘how to spell’ searches by state, and these are just a few examples:

  • Beautiful: The word most mispelled by residents of Washington, California, Utah, Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina and Massachussetts
  • Tomorrow: Montana
  • Chaos: South Dakota
  • Hors D’ Oeuvres: Florida
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: Texas, Oregon, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio and Georgia


While it’s nearly impossible to spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious without Google, you should probably turn your autocorrect back on if you can’t spell cousin.



There’s sincerely, the most misspelled word in Missouri and Connecticut; cancelled, in Delaware and Oklahoma; and apparel, in West Virginia.

Google Trend’s spelling release is timed again this year for the National Spelling Bee, won this week by a 14-year-old who took the crown with the final word koinonia. If you don’t know what that means, you can Google it.


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