Are you in Covid ‘corn toe’? Google Trends data reveals the most misspelled words in every state
- AT&T used Google Trends data to determine the most misspelled words in each state between March 24, 2020 and March 24, 2021
- The study found that people in 12 states struggled to spell the word “quarantine,” and often spelled it “corn toe.”
- People in seven other states spelled ‘favorite’ the British way
- Other frequently misspelled words were: ‘coronavirus’, ‘which’ and ‘any’
As Americans struggled with job losses and an economic downturn during the global pandemic, many others faced another lesser-known struggle: trying to figure out how to spell the word “quarantine.”
According to telecommunications giant AT&T, which used Google Trends data to determine the most misspelled words in each state, from March 24, 2020 to March, people in 12 states searched “How to write quarantine” more than they searched for the spelling of other words. 24, 2021.
The most common misspelling of the word, AT&T reports, was ‘corn toe.’
AT&T used Google Trends data to determine the most misspelled words in each state between March 24, 2020 and March 24, 2021
People in seven other states — including Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio and Virginia — had trouble spelling the word “favorite,” often the British way, with a “u” in the middle.
Six states had trouble spelling “coronavirus,” five had trouble spelling the common word “what,” and three states had trouble spelling the word “any,” with many misspelling it as “change.”
Meanwhile, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska struggled with the word “believe,” forgetting the “I” before the “e” except after the “c” line, while New York, Utah, and New Hampshire struggled with the word “believe.” word ‘certainly’.
California and Rhode Island also struggled with the word “separated,” while Florida lovers of ancient Egypt struggled with the word “pharaoh.”
Delaware struggled with the word “government,” Washington DC residents failed to spell the word “passed.”
Alaskans also struggled with the number “eighty,” often forgetting the “h,” while people in Maine added an extra “h” to the word “watch.”
And Kansas had some trouble with “multiplication.”
Check out the full list of commonly misspelled words below.