Some people just aren’t cut out for the sappy greeting card business. If you can’t nail a simple word like “beautiful,” it’s probably time to hang up your romantic life all together. And also, no scribing patriotic songs.
According to a newly released list by Google Trends, “beautiful” was the word 11 sates struggled to spell the most over the past year, including Washington, California, and Massachusetts. Apparently, not a lot of Jim Carrey fans live there.
“Beautiful” has nearly twice the amount of “how to spell” Google inquiries than silver medalist (*stretches fingers*) “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, the evil spawn from Mary Poppins. Why would you even begin to type that into a search engine? Make Alexa do it.
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Other misspelled words, according to Newsweek, include: “resume”, “canceled”, “schedule” and “sincerely”. Sounds like a lot of people might be interviewing for jobs?
— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) May 29, 2018
It’s no coincidence that this list comes just in time for…wait for it… the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which ends May 31.
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Here’s the entire list by state. You can bet every one of those more than 500 young spelling bee competitors can rattle off these words in their sleep. And how is it “supercalifragwhatever” made the list but not Hors d’oeuvre? You’d think that’d be a more used word, no?
Washington, D.C.: Permanent
Florida: Hors d’oeuvre
New Hampshire: Subtle
New Jersey: Resume
New Mexico: Permanently
New York: Resume
North Carolina: Beautiful
North Dakota: Yacht
Rhode Island: Dying
South Carolina: Beginning
South Dakota: Chaos
West Virginia: Apparel