Google reveals top misspelled word in each state

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2015, file photo, shows a sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
FILE - This Oct. 20, 2015, file photo, shows a sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

(MEDIA GENERAL) – To coincide with the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals, Google released the top misspelled word in each state.

By using search queries that began with the “how to spell,” Google determined which words people in each state have the most trouble spelling.

Desert, maintenance, vacuum, cancelled, gray and pneumonia were among the most commonly misspelled words.

People in Arizona and New Hampshire struggled with the word “diarrhea,” while people in Massachusetts often looked up how to spell “Massachusetts.” Nevadans were unsure of the word “cousin.”

The full list is as follows:
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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