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Updated on Jun 21, 2020. Posted on May 29, 2019

There Are 40 Words Americans Can't Spell, And I'll Be Impressed If You Can Spell Just 20

I'd be embarased to fail this quiz.

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Each year Google releases a map of the most misspelled words in America, which shows the top-searched "how to spell" words by state.

Below are the 40 words from that map. All you have to do is say whether they're spelled right or wrong.

  1. Neice

    The top spelling search in: Alabama

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "niece."

  2. Prefered

    The top spelling search in: Alaska

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "preferred."

  3. Patient

    The top spelling search in: Arizona and New Mexico (patience)

  4. Family

    The top spelling search in: Arkansas

  5. Beautifull

    The top spelling search in: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "beautiful."

  6. Favorite

    The top spelling search in: Colorado and Ohio

  7. Neigbour

    The top spelling search in: Connecticut

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct US spelling is "neighbor."

  8. Veternarian

    The top spelling search in: Delaware

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "veterinarian."

  9. Enough

    The top spelling search in: Washington, DC

  10. Hawaii

    The top spelling search in: Hawaii

  11. Embarassed

    The top spelling search in: Idaho

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "embarrassed."

  12. Activites

    The top spelling search in: Indiana

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "activities."

  13. Loose
    (as in insecure)

    The top spelling search in: Iowa

  14. Comittee

    The top spelling search in: Kansas

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "committee."

  15. Nintey

    The top spelling search in: Kentucky

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "ninety."

  16. Indite

    The top spelling search in: Louisiana

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "indict."

  17. Guess

    The top spelling search in: Maine

  18. Heart

    The top spelling search in: Maryland

  19. Grey
    (hint: UK spelling is acceptable)

    The top spelling search in: Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Washington

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    "Gray" is the preferred US spelling, but "grey" is also acceptable.

  20. Amazing

    The top spelling search in: Michigan

  21. Expecially

    The top spelling search in: Minnesota

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "especially."

  22. Fifteen

    The top spelling search in: Mississippi

  23. Definately

    The top spelling search in: Missouri

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "definitely."

  24. Comma

    The top spelling search in: Montana

  25. Delicous

    The top spelling search in: Nebraska

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "delicious."

  26. Apprieciate

    The top spelling search in: Nevada

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "appreciate."

  27. Reccess

    The top spelling search in: New Hampshire

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "recess."

  28. Bougie

    The top spelling search in: New York

  29. Independance

    The top spelling search in: North Dakota

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "independence."

  30. February

    The top spelling search in: Oklahoma

  31. Phenomenonal

    The top spelling search in: Oregon

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "phenomenal."

  32. Pneumonia

    The top spelling search in: Pennsylvania

  33. Message

    The top spelling search in: Rhode Island

  34. Jewlery

    The top spelling search in: South Dakota

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "jewelry."

  35. Inteligent

    The top spelling search in: Tennessee

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "intelligent."

  36. Important

    The top spelling search in: Utah

  37. Benifit

    The top spelling search in: Vermont

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The correct spelling is "benefit."

  38. Eleven

    The top spelling search in: West Virginia

  39. Opinion

    The top spelling search in: Wisconsin

  40. Tear

    The top spelling search in: Wyoming

Tap below to see the map of this year's most misspelled words — and click here to take 2018's spelling quiz.

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