Michiganders Have a Hard Time Spelling This Word
It's the word most commonly Googled for spell check in our state, and it's really not that hard to spell.
Google Trends posted a map of the #1 word each state has to google, because people aren't sure how to spell it. And most of them are fairly short words . . .
Michiganders seem to not know how to spell different. They spell check that more than any other word, and they usually spell it 'differnt' when trying to figure it out.
I guess that makes sense, it's how my mom pronounced it.
Some of the other findings:
Tennessee is the only state with a FOUR-letter word at #1 . . . and that word is "gray." G-R-A-Y is more common in the U.S., while other countries spell it G-R-E-Y.
Five states struggle with five-letter words:
- Wisconsin can't spell "quiet."
- Kentucky has trouble with the word "color."
- Hawaii can't spell "bagel."
- South Dakota can't spell "equal."
- And North Carolina doesn't know which way to spell "donut."
Six-letter words are #1 in seven states:
- "Friend" in Arizona and Indiana.
- "Assist" in Utah.
- "Hungry" in New Mexico.
- "Cousin" in Pennsylvania.
- "Career" in Delaware.
- And the slang term "bougie" in Connecticut. (Pronounced BOOJ-ee if you're playing along at home)
The top seven or eight-letter words we struggle with include: "Because", "dessert", "favorite", "tomorrow", "question", "teacher", "supplies", "nemesis", and "anxious."
"Beautiful" is the most common BIG word we can't spell - if nine letters is big. It's #1 in California, Nevada, Oregon, North Dakota, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey.
And here's our favorite stat: The #1 word people in Colorado have to Google to spell right is... "COLORADO." And the top word in Alabama is "Georgia."