Here are the words people struggle to spell in all 50 states

Here are the words people struggle to spell in all 50 states
(Image: Google Trends)
(Image: Google Trends)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii's top speller didn't make it through to the finals in the National Spelling Bee.

But eighth grader Ameera Waterford, who misspelled "glacis," can take heart in knowing that she can probably out-spell most of us.

Need proof?

Just take a look at this Google Trends map, which tracked "how to spell" searches for every state in the nation:

Hawaii's Achilles' heel when it comes to spelling: "Boutineer," which is -- to be fair -- a pretty hard word to spell. (And can also be spelled "boutonniere.")

Much harder than Alaska's top "how to spell" word: "Hawaii." (Ouch!)

Several states have trouble with the same words.

Four states struggle to spell "desert." Another four need confirmation on the spelling of "cancelled."

Other common trouble words: "Pneumonia," "diarrhea," "leprechaun" and "neighbor."

Texas needs help spelling "niece." Florida had to look up the spelling of "tomorrow." But it's Massachusetts we have the most pity for. They needed help spelling "Massachusetts."

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