And The Most Misspelled Word in Alabama Is....

[Graphic via Google Trends on Twitter]

The most mispelled misspelled word in Alabama is pneumonia. That's not one to be embarrassed about, since it's not a word that comes up everyday, nor is it an obvious spelling.

In fact, according to a Google Trends analysis, pneumonia is the most misspelled word in four states -- Alabama, Michigan, Washington, and Maine. (Wow, I've lived in four states during my life and three of them have a pneumonia spelling problem).

Florida's toughest word, however, is a bit more difficult to understand: receipt. It's not an obvious spelling, I suppose, but didn't we all learn the rule: 'i' before 'e' except after 'c.' Maybe the 'p' was the problem. Whatever.

Still, the state with the most to be ashamed of spelling-wise has got to be Mississippi. Sure, they can spell the name of the state -- despite the proliferation is 's' and 'i' and 'p' in the state's name. But in Mississippi, they have problems with nanny. Yup, nanny is the word Mississippians have to look up the most. And why is the nanny coming up so often anyway?

Speaking of spelling state names, my favorite misspelling was Wisconsin. It's the most misspelled word in... um, Wisconsin.

And the folks in Connecticut and West Virginia got stuck on one that's not technically a word: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. I admit it, I copied and pasted that one from (help appreciated).


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