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Google Trends reveals the most searched word in each state.

May 31, 2017

Get out your dictionaries, spelling bee lovers.

Google Trends tweeted a map on Tuesday of the most commonly misspelled words based on the top “how to spell” searches, categorized by state, in 2017 so far.

The results are simultaneously revealing and disheartening.

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For example, states like Washington and Maine, which commonly searched how to spell “pneumonia,” and Connecticut, which searched how to spell “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” seem pretty understandable.

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Then there are states like Wisconsin, who searched how to spell “Wisconsin.”

Tom Karls, an administrative clerk with the Madison Public Library in Wisconsin told NBC News, “if you look at how people spell on the internet, that also should scare you.”

At the same time, the original Google Trends tweet also included a typo. The first graphic tweeted out contained a misspelling of the word “ninety,” which was later corrected after numerous Twitter users called out Google for the error.

Everyone makes mistakes.

The release of the map came the day before the preliminary rounds of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, where competitors from across the country will flex their spelling muscles for a chance at a 40,000 cash prize, trips to New York City and Los Angeles, and an engraved trophy.

Also, bragging rights.

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