Report shows NJ’s most misspelled word is actually a number

Do you remember spelling class in elementary school? It was a class you loved because you excelled or you hated it and dreaded the infamous Spelling Bee.

Spelling is now extremely easy and effortless between autocorrect and Google, our phones do it all for us. PS, this is not a good thing.

Miquel Parera on Unsplash

Miquel Parera on Unsplash

But no matter how we learn to spell, there will always be words we’ll have to turn to Google (does anyone have a physical dictionary anymore?) to help us out.

The experts at Unscrambled Words turned to some Google data and were able to determine the most misspelled word in each state and I’m starting to think we need to add more spelling lessons to our school curriculum.

But after reviewing the rest of the list, other states need more help than we do.

I understand states like Nevada that need help spelling the word “seizures” or Tennessee that can’t spell “pneumonia.” Utah is up there with “buttonhole” too. These are not easy to remember.

Typed text with spelling mistakes

Olaf Speier

But let’s talk about Idaho and West Virginia. Their most misspelled words are their own states.

Apparently the people of Idaho can’t spell “Idaho”.

And in West Virginia, they google how to spell “West Virginia,” although I hope that’s the “Virginia” part they’re struggling with.

Now this is where we should be concerned. North Dakota has trouble saying “sorry” and Georgia can’t spell “little.”

So maybe New Jersey isn’t so bad after all – except the fact that it’s a number. Oh the irony.

The most misspelled word in New Jersey is “thousand”.

Joshua Hoehne via Unsplash

Joshua Hoehne via Unsplash

Hope you’re not writing checks anytime soon (do people still do that?).

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The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of Kristen, producer of New Jersey morning show 101.5. All opinions expressed are his own.
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