To be fair, when I look at the words that other states seem to spell very hard, here in Illinois we can be proud of the fact that we can spell the most misspelled word in the country better than 12 other states.
That word, according to USA Today in their play “‘Quarantine’ or ‘corn teen’: These Are The Most Googled Misspelled Words By State”, is quarantine.
Some people seem to make a living analyzing Google Trends data, and they decided to take a look at the words that people most often search for when they type in the words “how to write”. You’ve only looked at one year that runs from March 2020 to March 2021.
As I mentioned earlier, quarantine is the most commonly misspelled word in the United States, with residents of 12 states having enough problems turning to Google for help.
Let’s face it, quarantine is a harsh word. Especially since it was rarely used, as it became known during the polio epidemic in the early to mid-century. So if you had problems spelling this word, it’s perfectly understandable.
The second most misspelled word in the US over the past year has nothing to do with the pandemic. The word is “favourite. “Seven states had problems whether or not to make the word British by adding a” u “.
Here in Illinois, our most frequently misspelled word not only has to do with a pandemic, it’s the name of the bug that started all of these things: “Coronavirus.” I don’t know how you take that word up, but I’m just thinking of Corona Beer. I just dump the beer and replace it with Virus because my stupid computer shows me one of those squiggly red lines under the word that indicates a misspelled word every time I type it.
Maybe you are a good speller and you don’t need Google to spell something for you. How are you doing with debates?
According to an article on GoodHousekeeping.com, these are some of the hardest “everyday” words people can pronounce:
We all have that one word (or maybe a few more) that we personally have problems with that maybe no one else we know does. For me, this word is actually the name of a city in Texas. “Galveston.”
You may think the word I am having trouble with is ridiculously simple and you are right. But, easy or not, I still tend to screw it up.