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Massachusetts, desert, pneumonia, diarrhea, gray, vacuum

Engadget Engadget 27/05/2016 Daniel Cooper
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To celebrate the culmination of Scripps' National Spelling Bee, Google decided to find out what words most Americans struggle with. The search engine aggregated every query that began with "how to spell" and then identified which one was the most popular in each state. Surprisingly, diarrhea isn't the word most people struggle with, which is Desert and / or Cancelled, depending on where you live. Other terms that have users stumped include Neighbor, Vacuum, Gray and Pneumonia -- the latter of which is a preoccupation for the folks in Washington State, Missouri and North Carolina. We're not sure that the results say anything meaningful except to make us wonder why Nevada and Arkansas are so preoccupied with Leprechauns. Oh, and people who live in Massachusetts don't know how to spell Massachusetts -- so here's a tip, it's spelled Massachusetts.

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