Google breaks it down by searches.


You're a Southerner. You can spell Mississippi on your first try and scrawling Chattahoochee is as breezy as the river on a fall day. But, alas, we can't be perfect. Last May, Google Trends took a look at the most misspelled words by state, and you may be surprised by what they found.

For their not-so scientific results, Google looked at the top searched "how to spell" words by state from May 1st, 2017 to May 1st, 2018. Scroll down to see where your state's spelling struggles lie.

  • Alabama: Cousin
  • Arkansas: Beautiful
  • Delaware: Decision
  • Florida: Hors D'Oeuvres
  • Georgia: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
  • Kentucky: Definitely
  • Louisiana: Favorite
  • Maryland: Canceled
  • Mississippi: Gray
  • Missouri: Sincerely
  • North Carolina: Beautiful
  • Oklahoma: Canceled
  • South Carolina: Beginning
  • Tennessee: Schedule
  • Texas: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
  • Virginia: Beautiful
  • West Virginia: Apparel

Spy a few repeat offenders in there? Turns out, 11 states struggled with spelling the word "beautiful," six with "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," three with resume (though none in the South), and two with "cancelled." Ahem, "canceled." We totally got that one right on the first try. Totally.