If you live in Colorado, there is a good chance you are not sure how to spell resume, according to a new report from Google Trends. But hopefully you still have a good resume, even if you can’t spell the word.
With the 2018 National Spelling Bee competition taking place this week, Google decided to make you even feel worse that you aren’t a 12-year-old spelling prodigy by using data from Google Trends to show what words people in each state are looking up how to spell the most. Not shockingly, many of the words are very common.
— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) May 29, 2018
Resume is a tough word for many people
According to AV News, the data is collected from the top searches for “how to spell” by state. As for what came in first, it seems that most people are just satisfied with describing things as “pretty” or ” really, really, ridiculously good-
Spelling resume is also a struggle if you live in New Jersey, New York or Colorado. Though to be fair that accent can be tricky. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th ed.) lists the spellings in this order: “résumé” or “resume,” and also “resumé.” The first two are equal in popularity and then the third is less common.
Too many vowels
As illustrated by the color degrees it looks like states in middle America really get confused if there are multiple vowels in the same word. Apparently people in Texas know how to spell every word except for “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” which no one actually uses unless they are singing the Disney tune.
And for a state that has so many people going on vacation there, it is surprising that Floridians struggle to spell “hors d’oeuvre.” Of course, does anyone know how to spell that word? Check out the map below for the full breakdown and the list by state is below:
Here’s a list of the most misspelled words by state this year, according to Google Trends:
Washington, D.C.: Permanent
Florida: Hors d’oeuvre
New Hampshire: Subtle
New Jersey: Resume
New Mexico: Permanently
New York: Resume
North Carolina: Beautiful
North Dakota: Yacht
Rhode Island: Dying
South Carolina: Beginning
South Dakota: Chaos
West Virginia: Apparel