Do You Know Pennsylvania’s Most Misspelled Word?

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Do You Know Pennsylvania’s Most Misspelled Word? it's sauerkraut!
Here’s the list of words people need to look up in each state, via Google Trends. Words like banana, beautiful, and sauerkraut prompt the need to look it up online,
or might I suggest a dictionary?

When it comes to food, Pennsylvanians feel the need to get it right. We love our food.

But…not many of us know how to spell our beloved PA foods. 

Google Trends dubbed “sauerkraut” and dozens of other hard-to-spell words as America’s Most Misspelled Words in honor of a National Spelling Bee, according to a report in The Washington Post by Travis M. Andrews.

At least that’s how Google saw it early this year when the most popular “how to spell” search in the state came up as “sauerkraut.”

Besides “sauerkraut,” only New Mexico had another food-related query — “bananas” — though Virginians struggled to spell “delicious.”

The most common “how to spell” search on Google was “beautiful,” which topped the list in five states, and four others needed help with “pneumonia.”

Read more insight on which words Americans have difficulty spelling correctly, including “tomorrow,” “hallelujah” and “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” on The Washington Post here. You’ll never misspell sauerkraut again!

*This original post ran in 2017, but words are eternal!

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