The US Map Of 'How How To Spell ______' For Each State

May 31, 2018


Note: Larger version HERE just in case.

In honor of this week's Scripps National Spelling Bee, this is the United States map of misspellings created by Google Trends. Each state is represented by the word most often Googled with 'How To Spell ______' (previously: the 2016 edition). As you can see, a lot of states struggle to spell 'beautiful', and I think we can agree that supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, while a real word, shouldn't count. Also, I like how Florida's most Googled word to spell is allegedly 'hors d'oeuvres', like old people actually know how to use computers and Florida Man eats anything but roadkill. Nice try, Google, did the Florida Department Of Gentrification put you up to this?

Thanks to ICUP, who clearly functions at the highest maturity level.

  • shashi

    still can't spell 'cancelled' in Oklahoma

  • niubi

    or could it be "pregnant"?

  • roehlstation

    I find it hilarious that the folks in North Dakota are using the work Yacht to begin with. I mean with all of that ocean front property and all.

  • Nick Pappagiorgio

    I expected either Mississippi or the states around Mississippi to have Mississippi as the word they needed to look up the spelling of the most.

  • WhiteEagle2

    More people need to watch Bruce Almighty:

  • Meh

    This says a lot of about the American education system. Looks like when you finish middle school in the Netherlands then you're pretty much like the avg. schooled American.

  • Gilbert

    Sadly, when all they seem to do now (or are allowed to do) is teach towards a "standard" test, without actually teaching to it...

    Very little real teaching is done now, except in the primary grades, since they can't really teach kids how to use their brain to think, but instead to fit into a certain preconceived notion of a "normal" person...

    And then we wonder why "reality based tv" is so highly rated anymore...

  • TheQiwiMan

    Come on, people, is it really that difficult to spell "Beautiful"?

    "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." - George Carlin

  • GeneralDisorder

    I consistently misspell bureaucracy. Except for right now apparently. Hmm.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Understandable. That's a hard onethatswhatshesaid

  • Only the people that never saw Truman Show.

    Edit... goddamn it, it was Bruce Almighty. Now you guys know I watched Bruce Almighty. Sheeeeiiiiiiiiiit.

  • WhiteEagle2

    I'm pretty sure you're thinking of Bruce Almighty

  • Mark

    I'm not sure I want to know why Alabama's word is "cousin".

    umm.....check please!

  • Ollie Williams

    Filing for marriage paperwork.

  • Draco Basileus

    I'm assuming that for Colorado that is résumé, rather than just resume.

  • Richard

    I am definitely not above using google to find the spelling of a word but aren't these some really weird "how to spell"-words? Most of these you're able to hear how to spell by just saying them out loud. I can understand the ones where you may want to check how many of a certain letter there should be (eg businesses) but still...

    And as for "beautiful"; all you need is Jim Carey:

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Maine trying to find how to spell Connecticut, BWAHAHAHA! Why? I'm also tipping my hat to Montana's procrastination.

    It's depressing to see so many easy normal everyday words in there. The only two acceptable ones are hors-d'oeuvres since it's French and supercali... *google, then copy-paste* supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

  • Richard

    I never realized that it was called Connecticut until I read your comment! I've always thought it's Conneticut XD

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Don't you pronounce the "connect" in Connecticut?

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