Unlock the Spelling Dilemma: “Cancel,” “Capital,” or “Color”?

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Spellbound: Unraveling America’s Grammatical Quirks

In the realm of language, spelling often poses a formidable challenge, sending many of us scrambling to our digital dictionaries. Google, the internet’s linguistic oracle, has delved into the depths of our spelling quandaries, revealing a fascinating map of the words that have stumped each of the fifty states over the past year.

Spelling Safari: The Curious Cases of Straws and Allies

Nine states have grappled with words boasting an impressive eleven or more letters, with the aptly named “strawberries” topping the list for Idaho. Surprisingly, Wisconsin and Virginia ventured into the realm of four-letter conundrums, with Wisconsinites seeking guidance on the spelling of “ally” and Virginians questioning the enigmatic word “said.”

United in Confusion: The Texas-Arkansas Accord and Pennsylvania’s Mountain Woes

Curiously, Texas and Arkansas shared a lexical affinity, searching for “physique” and “exercise” respectively. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania stumbled over the familiar “mountain,” California fixated on deciphering the elusive “pretty,” and Mississippi hesitated at the prospect of spelling “nervous.”

Geography Miscue: Hawaii’s Philippine Mishap

Hawaii, the Aloha State, faced an unexpected challenge not in the spelling of local flora or fauna, but in the name of a far-flung country: the “Philippines.”

Rank Confusion: Arizona and North Carolina’s Military Mystery

America’s armed forces also sparked some spelling bewilderment, particularly in Arizona and North Carolina, where the word “colonel” frequently caused heads to scratch.

The Great Color-Capitulation Debate

Amidst the flurry of spelling inquiries, Google discovered a curious trend: Americans were asking about the correct spelling of words with multiple options, such as “color” and “colour” or “capital” and “capitol.” While “color” reigns supreme in the United States, “colour” remains the preferred spelling in the United Kingdom and Canada. As for “capital” versus “capitol,” the former denotes a city or town housing the seat of government, while the latter refers to the specific building where the government operates.

From Strawberries to Allies: A State-by-State Breakdown

Alabama: How do you spell “separate”?

Alaska: What is the correct spelling of “accommodate”?

Arizona: How do you spell “colonel”?

Arkansas: What is the correct spelling of “exercise”?

California: How do you spell “pretty”?

Colorado: What is the correct spelling of “disastrous”?

Connecticut: How do you spell “necessary”?

Delaware: What is the correct spelling of “comfortable”?

Florida: How do you spell “embarrassment”?

Georgia: What is the correct spelling of “achieve”?

Hawaii: How do you spell “Philippines”?

Idaho: What is the correct spelling of “strawberries”?

Illinois: How do you spell “embarrassed”?

Indiana: What is the correct spelling of “receive”?

Iowa: How do you spell “separate”?

Kansas: What is the correct spelling of “recommend”?

Kentucky: How do you spell “embarrassment”?

Louisiana: What is the correct spelling of “successful”?

Maine: How do you spell “separate”?

Maryland: What is the correct spelling of “necessary”?

Massachusetts: How do you spell “separate”?

Michigan: What is the correct spelling of “separate”?

Minnesota: How do you spell “accommodate”?

Mississippi: What is the correct spelling of “nervous”?

Missouri: How do you spell “embarrassed”?

Montana: What is the correct spelling of “accommodate”?

Nebraska: How do you spell “separate”?

Nevada: What is the correct spelling of “occasionally”?

New Hampshire: How do you spell “necessary”?

New Jersey: What is the correct spelling of “recommend”?

New Mexico: How do you spell “embarrassment”?

New York: How do you spell “separate”?

North Carolina: How do you spell “colonel”?

North Dakota: What is the correct spelling of “occasionally”?

Ohio: How do you spell “embarrassed”?

Oklahoma: What is the correct spelling of “recommend”?

Oregon: How do you spell “separate”?

Pennsylvania: What is the correct spelling of “mountain”?

Rhode Island: How do you spell “necessary”?

South Carolina: What is the correct spelling of “successful”?

South Dakota: How

Data sourced from: ktla.com