The United States Of The Most Commonly Misspelled Search Word In Google

December 5, 2016


This is a map created by Google Trends showing the most commonly misspelled word used in Google search queries for each state. Really, desert? There's no excuse for that. Diarrhea I completely understand though -- I type it all the time but never spell it right, I just do my best and let spellcheck point me in the right direction. Also I love how Massachusetts can't even spell its own name. That reminds me of myself when I was a kid. A college kid. Why can't my name just be a smiley face or a cartoon penis with arms and legs?

Thanks to Jody, who just made me realize misspelled isn't spelled mispelled.

  • razoul

    Is no one talking about "niece" and "cousin" we see what you're doing there south and west usa!

  • TheOtherJK

    Definitely beautiful

  • asdfadfs

    grey isn't a misspelling it's a regional variant

    so the real question is why do they have so many foreigners?

  • Smeg

    Yeah, exactly. Likewise "cancelled" and "canceled".

  • Emmitt Morgans

    I'm curious as to whether or not the states labeled with words that have multiple correct spellings were considered "incorrect" just because they were searched using an alternate spelling; although I doubt many people in the US would be searching for "diarrhoea."

    It's certainly a valid concern, especially since the generally accepted American English spelling is "canceled" and "grey" isn't solely used the UK.

    I guess it's just that I'd be less likely to wonder about the validity of this image if the "misspellings" listed were consistent with "correct" spellings in American English.

  • Big Dog on Krampus


  • Emmitt Morgans

    Hey, sometimes sarcasm is hard to convey on the Internet... so you have to type the way motivational speaker Matt Foley would speak. RIP in peace Chris Farley.

  • Kane Harrison

    How do you have problems spelling banana?

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    not since the Gwen Stefani curriculum was introduced

  • The_Wretched

    ba na na na
    po ta to naaa
    ba na na naaaaaa

    Listening to the Minions sing too much.

  • Michael Knight

    i'm from oregon, and i definetly have a hard time spelling.

  • Marcus

    Umm.... Hawaii is misspelled by Alaska. Boutineer is misspelled by Hawaii...

  • Andrew Williams
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