Google reveals most misspelled words

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North Carolinians can't spell pneumonia, and in Massachusetts they apparently can't spell Massachusetts.

Google pulled data from its search trends to reveal the top word most people have trouble spelling in each state. The result is a list that would likely make the super spellers competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee laugh.

Using search queries that began with "how to spell" and then the word in question, Google was able to determine the most troublesome words for people in all 50 states.

California is home to the Mojave Desert, but the word "desert" had the most spelling queries. Arizonans and people in New Hampshire struggled with the word "diarrhea," while Floridians searched for the proper spelling of "tomorrow."

Other repeat offenders were "pneumonia," "cancelled," "vacuum" and "gray."

The full list:

  • Alabama - Tongue

  • Alaska - Hawaii

  • Arizona - Diarrhea

  • Arkansas - Leprechaun

  • California - Desert

  • Colorado - Beautiful

  • Connecticut - Desert

  • Delaware - Neighbor

  • Florida - Tomorrow

  • Georgia - Appreciate

  • Hawaii - Boutineer

  • Idaho - Desert

  • Illinois - Appreciate

  • Indiana - Desert

  • Iowa - Maintenance

  • Kansas - Schedule

  • Kentucky - Maintenance

  • Louisiana - Definitely

  • Maine - Vacuum

  • Maryland - Cancelled

  • Massachusetts - Massachusetts

  • Michigan - Gray

  • Minnesota - Broccoli

  • Mississippi - Sergeant

  • Missouri - Pneumonia

  • Montana - Vacuum

  • Nebraska - Guarantee

  • Nevada - Cousin

  • New Hampshire - Diarrhea

  • New Jersey - February

  • New Mexico - Neighbor

  • New York - Beautiful

  • North Carolina - Pneumonia

  • North Dakota - Attitude

  • Ohio - Banana

  • Oklahoma - Gray

  • Oregon - Definitely

  • Pennsylvania - Cancelled

  • Rhode Island - Cancelled

  • South Carolina - Convenience

  • South Dakota - Gray

  • Tennessee - Courtesy

  • Texas - Niece

  • Utah - Leprechaun

  • Vermont - Possible

  • Virginia - Cancelled

  • Washington - Pneumonia

  • West Virginia - Giraffe

  • Wisconsin - Vacuum

  • Wyoming - Ornery
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