Google Reveals The Most Misspelled Word In Massachusetts

BOSTON (CBS) — Does the “c” or the “s” come first?

That’s apparently what Massachusetts residents have been wondering while looking up a certain word, according to search engine monitors at Google Trends, who released a map Tuesday of “America’s most misspelled words.”

In the Bay State, the most commonly misspelled word was “license.”

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A sample Massachusetts driver’s license. (Image credit: MA Dept. of Transportation)

Residents in neighboring Rhode Island had trouble with “liar,” while those in Connecticut understandably can’t spell Mary Poppins’ “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” without consulting the Internet. And spare a thought for those in New Hampshire, who are looking for the correct spelling of “diarrhea.”

Last year, Google said the top misspelled word in Massachusetts was. . . Massachusetts.

The data comes from search queries made between Jan. 1, 2017 and April 30. And as fate would have it, Google had to put out a second version of the map on Tuesday because of a misspelling – it originally said Washington D.C. struggles with “nintey.”

 

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