Unfortunately it is not surprising that the United States is not full of the best spellers.  In our defense, everything gets spelled for us these days.  Spell check does the work us so what's the point?  Basic intelligence comes to mind but that doesn't seem to be enough of a motivator.

 

In honor of the National Spelling Bee that starts today, Google issued a list of the most misspelled words by state.  Since our spelling deficit can be somewhat blamed on Google, it only makes sense for it to publish the list.

 

All of the states are represented, and many of them have the same words misspelled.  The state with the most egregious error in my opinion is North Carolina.  They can't spell Angel.  Really NC??  Step your game up.  The only state worse is Wisconsin...who couldn't spell Wisconsin!!

 

New York couldn't figure out how to spell Beautiful, but in our defense 4 other states couldn't either.  Take a look at the full list below, sorted by alphabetical order.

  • Alabama: pneumonia
  • Alaska: schedule
  • Arizona: tomorrow
  • Arkansas: chihuahua
  • California: beautiful
  • Colorado: tomorrow
  • Connecticut: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
  • Delaware: hallelujah
  • Washington, D.C.: ninety
  • Florida: receipt
  • Georgia: gray
  • Hawaii: people
  • Idaho: quote
  • Illinois: pneumonia
  • Indiana: hallelujah
  • Iowa: vacuum
  • Kansas: diamond
  • Kentucky: beautiful
  • Louisiana: giraffe
  • Maine: pneumonia
  • Maryland: special
  • Massachusetts: license
  • Michigan: pneumonia
  • Minnesota: beautiful
  • Mississippi: nanny
  • Missouri: maintenance
  • Montana: surprise
  • Nebraska: suspicious
  • Nevada: available
  • New Hampshire: difficult
  • New Jersey: twelve
  • New Mexico: bananas
  • New York: beautiful
  • North Carolina: angel
  • North Dakota: dilemma
  • Ohio: beautiful
  • Oklahoma: patient
  • Oregon: sense
  • Pennsylvania: sauerkraut
  • Rhode Island: liar
  • South Carolina: chihuahua
  • South Dakota: college
  • Tennessee: chaos
  • Texas: maintenance
  • Utah: disease
  • Vermont: Europe
  • Virginia: delicious
  • Washington: pneumonia
  • West Virginia: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
  • Wisconsin: Wisconsin
  • Wyoming: priority