The most misspelled word in every state

No matter how old you are, chances are there are some words that still trip you up.

There are those that have a very common misspelling, and then there are those that are misspelled because they are hard to pronounce.

In honour of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which takes place this week, Google rounded up the most misspelled word in every US state, determined by the top searches made in 2017 that are related to “how to spell.”

Turns out that a surprising number of people are searching for the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. But the word that takes the cake for most misspelled is beautiful.

Keep scrolling to see the word in your state that people have the most trouble spelling.


ALABAMA: Cousin

Shutterstock/ESB ProfessionalThese kids look like they could be cousins.

It can be easy to leave out the “o” in there.


ALASKA: Veteran

That last “a” sounds like it could be an “e.”


ARIZONA: Beautiful

4045/ShutterstockBan Gioc-Detian Falls in Vietnam.

This word is tough for a lot of states.


ARKANSAS: Beautiful

Fominayaphoto/ShutterstockKalalau Valley in Hawaii.

The three back-to-back vowels get people.


CALIFORNIA: Beautiful

belushi/ShutterstockA lavender field in France.

Jim Carrey gave a helpful phonetic spelling of beautiful in “Bruce Almighty.”


COLORADO: Resume

antoniodiaz/shutterstockA woman with her resume.

It’s spelled the same way as the verb, “to resume.”


CONNECTICUT: Sincerely

goodmoments/ShutterstockWriting a letter.

Make sure you don’t misspell this one on a cover letter.


DELAWARE: Decision

Getty ImagesTo buy or not to buy?

Does the “c” come first or does the “s?”


District of Columbia: Permanent

Fotokon/ShutterstockTattoos, one of the most permanent forms of art.

It can be easy to switch up the “e’s” and the “a.”


FLORIDA: Hors d’oeuvre

It’s a French word. Enough said.


GEORGIA: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

IMDB‘Mary Poppins’ popularised this extra-long word.

Yes, this is a real word, and it means “Extraordinarily good; wonderful.”


HAWAII: Grateful

No, it’s not spelled like the word “great.”


IDAHO: Businesses

So many “s’.”


ILLINOIS: Beautiful

PHOTOCREO Michal Bednarek/ShutterstockSantorini, Greece.

INDIANA: Beautiful

grafxart8888 / iStockThe Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.

IOWA: Vacuum

Twentieth Century FoxA scene from ‘Mrs. Doubtfire.’

Is it double “c” or double “u?”


KANSAS: Consequences

Jacob Lund/ShutterstockYou might wake up feeling the consequences of the shots you took last night.

That last “c” sounds like it could be an “s.”


KENTUCKY: Definitely

Comedy CentralWomen shaking hands.

Just spell “definite” and then add “ly.”


LOUISIANA: Favourite

It might seem like there’s an “e” after the “v,” but that’s not the case.


MAINE: Connecticut

Nancy Kennedy/ShutterstockA covered bridge in Connecticut.

It’s really easy to miss that “c” in the middle.


MARYLAND: Canceled

Is it two “l’s” or just one?


MASSACHUSETTS: Beautiful

VOJTa Herout/ShutterstockNeuschwanstein Castle in Germany.

MICHIGAN: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Disney‘Mary Poppins.’

This is one you just need to memorise.


MINNESOTA: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

According to Merriam Webster, the earliest known written mention of a variant of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious appeared in a column published in The Syracuse Daily Orange, Syracuse University’s campus publication, in 1931.


MISSISSIPPI: Grey

It’s hard to remember if it’s an “e” or an “a.”


MISSOURI: Sincerely

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty ImagesA sincere hug.

MONTANA: Tomorrow

Rawpixel / ShutterstockPlanning out a schedule.

If you think it’s just one “r,” you’re not alone.


NEBRASKA: Nocturnal

It sounds like that last “a” could be an “e,” but it’s not.


NEVADA: Probably

Flickr / Funk DoobyWhen you just don’t know.

Words ending in “ly” are always tough.


NEW HAMPSHIRE: Subtle

Flickr/NateClicksA not-so-subtle costume at carnival in Rio.

The “b” is silent.


NEW JERSEY: Resume

Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesHanding in a resume at a job fair.

NEW MEXICO: Permanently


NEW YORK: Resume


NORTH CAROLINA: Beautiful

Zephyr_p/ShutterstockBali, Indonesia.

NORTH DAKOTA: Yacht

freevideophotoagency/ShutterstockA yacht.

It doesn’t seem like the “ch” belongs in this word.


OHIO: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

All kind of people/ShutterstockIt means extraordinarily good or wonderful.

Source: Oxford Dictionaries


OKLAHOMA: Canceled


OREGON: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Flickr / AlexHappiness.

PENNSYLVANIA: Schedule


RHODE ISLAND: Dying

Beth Dubber/NetflixAt a cemetery.

This one is weird to write thanks to the “y”.


SOUTH CAROLINA: Beginning

It’s hard to remember where the double “n” comes in.


SOUTH DAKOTA: Chaos

This one is short, but it can be tricky.


TENNESSEE: Schedule

The “ch” is unexpected.


TEXAS: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious


UTAH: Beautiful

Vixit/ShutterstockChefchaouen, Morocco.

VERMONT: Solution

It’s hard to sound out “tion.”


VIRGINIA: Beautiful

Ajan Alen/ShutterstockDubrovnik, Croatia.

WASHINGTON: Beautiful


WEST VIRGINIA: Apparel

ShutterstockShopping for apparel.

You might forget a “p.”


WISCONSIN: Beautiful

Sean Pavone / iStockLisbon, Portugal.

WYOMING: Fiancé

ShutterstockA proposal.

This one is another French word. And remember, a female fiancée has two e’s.

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