The United States Of Sadness: Each State's Most Frequently Googled 'How To Spell' Word

May 31, 2017

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Note: Larger version HERE.

In honor of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, this is a map created by Google Trends highlighting the most commonly searched 'How To Spell XXXXX Word' for each state. Honestly, I can't spell any of those without spell-check. Especially not diarrhea and I've probably tried typing it at least a thousand times. Sometimes I spell it so awfully that spell-check doesn't even give me any suggestions and I just let it go and now my doctor thinks I have something he's never even heard of before.

Thanks to Alpha Centurion, who I'm pretty sure is either a star or superhero.

  • Melissa Jasper

    Considering the complex spelling of many towns in Wisconsin, I HIGHLY suspect this is BS.

  • da1nonlysage

    West Virginia and Connecticut are serious fans of Mary Poppins.

    Also, "beautiful," NY? Jim Carrey taught me how to spell that, and he dropped out of high school!

  • Jenness

    I'm so glad Texas isn't a 1-5 letter state - BOOYAH!

    However, that's a lot of people needing to know how to spell diarrhea. Crosses "New Hampshire" off the "States To Visit" list.

  • qcp

    New Hampshire knows what's up.

  • Doog

    Wow, Hawaii went from Boutineer to People in like 5 months. What even happened there?

    http://geekologie.com/2016/...

    Oh also, apparently no one in Illinois has figured out how to spell appreciate. Even I had to use spellcheck just now...

  • Munihausen

    Misleading headline. Indeed, the word most-often misspelled would be one for which people are not googling how to spell it. Not sure what the problem "beautiful" is.

  • Livingtool

    What is the deal with Wisconsin?

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    nothing wrong with Wisconsun. why?

  • antalicus

    That they don't know how to spell their own state's name...

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    they're* own state's name

  • antalicus

    their is correct (they're = they are)

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    ok, i trust you. you really seem like the kinda guy that really understands things and can pick up on the subtitles of language.

  • sizzlepants

    Your nut as funny as you think your been.

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    I'll admit, what started as a simple joke has gotten way out of hand. However, the real winner here is Jenny McCarthy, as these replies are slowly convincing me that vaccines may, in fact, cause autism. Though I pray to God these guys are just playing a masterful long game.

  • Mark

    Their is correct to demonstrate possessiveness. It's theirs, so on. Mom's Dad's Wisconsin's. They're is only correct for they are, because it is a contraction of those two words.

  • infi_nitive

    Hawaii isn't setting the bar too high, are they?

  • The_Wretched

    FL should worry more about how to spell statute. They tend to drop that 3rd T more than other places.

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