Just in time for the Scripps Spelling Bee, Google reveals just how badly Americans are at spelling.
By tracking the search term “how to spell [blank],” Google has provided, via Twitter, a list of the words each state wants to know how to spell the most. The answers are kind of ridiculous.
New Yorkers can’t get the word “beautiful” right, but neither can California, Michigan or Kentucky.
Rhode Island can’t spell “liar” (one of the shortest words on the chart), South Carolina and Kentucky can’t get the h’s in “Chihuahua” right, and Vice President Pence would probably be ashamed to know constituents in his home state of Indiana can’t spell “hallelujah.” The longest word on the list? Mary Poppins classic, “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”
Google itself has trouble with spelling, as they had to put their chart up twice — to fix the spelling of “ninety,” a word people in Maryland often look up.
The data was pulled from U.S. searches from Jan. 1 to April 30 of this year.
Google also revealed on their Trends Twitter account the search graph for “covfefe,” but everyone knows how to spell that now.
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