According to rankings compiled by Google, “pneumonia” and “beautiful” are the two most misspelled words in the United States.
The Sacramento Bee reports that, in honor of the National Spelling Bee, Google decided to see what words people in each of the 50 states struggle to spell. The company analyzed Google searches of “how to spell ______” in each state from January 1 to April 30. Whatever word filled that blank most often in each state became denoted as that state’s “most misspelled word.”
According to the Sacramento Bee, “Beautiful” and “pneumonia,” tied for most “most misspelled word” in the US.
Some other interesting examples follow by state:

  • Wisconsin: “Wisconsin”
  • New Hampshire: “diarrhea”
  • Rhode Island: “liar”
  • Alabama: “nanny”
  • North Carolina: “angel”
  • Hawaii: “people”
  • Connecticut: “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”
See the full US results compiled by Google, here.