Americans don’t know how to spell “beautiful” ? This is so embrrasing, er, embarrassing.


Yacht. Chaos. Apparel. Connecticut. These are some of the words America most needs help spelling, according to a Google Trends visualization released this week. The chart breaks down to most-searched words by state. By the way, it’s Maine that’s asking how to spell “Connecticut.”

In case you’re overly worried about America’s informal online spelling bee, keep in mind that Google’s data comes from top-searched “how to spell” queries. So it’s possible a lot of these searchers knew how to spell the words right, but just wanted to double check.

Perhaps more interesting here is comparing the 2018 results with those from 2017. My state of New Mexico has graduated from “banana” to the slightly more complex “permanently.” Last year, Pennsylvania was obsessed with “sauerkraut,” but this year it’s down to business with “schedule.”….

Here are some American kids who could probably spell “beautiful” without having to “Google” it. 🙂

But I found this clip from the National Spelling Bee most impressive:

America’s Most Commonly Misspelled Words by State

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  1. Alain41 says:

    Ahem.. Men aren’t focused on the word when we say/write it.

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