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Spelling is a big issue for a lot of people, and it turns out during the past year or so there were certain words a lot of people had trouble spelling correctly.

Here’s the formula. AT&T used Google Trends to uncover the most commonly misspelled words from March 24, 2020, to March 24, 2021, when much of the country was in lockdown.  It turns out the word most people had trouble with was “Quarantine,” with many spelling it “Corn Teen.”

The research looked at the top word folks look up when searching “how to spell.” Quarantine was the most popular in 12 states.  Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Glad to see NC and SC survived out of the top 10!

The next most commonly misspelled word was “favorite,” with seven states having trouble with it, and the most common misspelling being favourite.” Other common misspelled words include “coronavirus,” a problem for six states, “which,” an issue for five, and “every,” “believe” and “definitely,” a problem for three each.

We mentioned on the air; last year we got an email telling us to spell “coronavirus” correctly. Apparently it’s not spelled “caronovirus”


Find out your state’s most commonly misspelled word here.

Source: USA Today