Local Culture

Well, This Is Embarrassing

Mike Paulus |

The Washington Post today (among others) is talking about a recent bit of data from Google Trends. In honor of the National Spelling Bee (happening this week), Google wanted to find out what words the people in each of our 50 glorious States of the Union have trouble spelling. 

To do this, employees looked at Google searches of “how to spell ______” in each of the states from Jan. 1 to April 30 this year. Whatever word filled that blank most often in each state became denoted as that state’s “most misspelled word.” – Washington Post

And as the Wa-Po is unfortunately careful to point out, "People in Wisconsin, for example, most frequently searched for how to spell Wisconsin."

Wow. Well, if it's any consolation, Minnesotans appear to struggle when spelling  "beautiful." (It isn't.) Remember people, when you spell "Wisconsin," you've spelled it all. 

NOTE: We removed a correction to this article, because the correction was inaccurate. More on that here.