These are the most misspelled words in New England, according to Google

The Scripps National Spelling Bee kicked off Wednesday, and in honor of the big event, Google Trends released a map revealing each state’s most commonly misspelled word.

To come up with the list, which was released Tuesday, Google compiled all U.S. searches that included the phrase “how to spell” between January 1 and April 30 of this year. And the results, particularly in New England, are quite interesting.

Apparently Massachusetts residents can’t spell “license,” and Rhode Islanders struggle with the four-letter word “liar.” The most commonly misspelled words in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont were “pneumonia,” “diarrhea,” and “Europe,” respectively.

And what word is causing Connecticut residents to turn to Google for help? It’s the title of a classic Mary Poppins tune, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”


Other notable mentions: New Jerseyans can’t spell the word “twelve,” people in Hawaii tend to flub the world “people,” and Wisconsinites are unsure about the spelling of, well, Wisconsin.

Hey, at least this year, Massachusetts residents can spell the name of their own state.