The most commonly misspelled words by state

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The Most Commonly Misspelled Words By State


We're all guilty of Googling how to spell a word we were taught back in 4th grade, but no longer remember. Well, just to rub it in, using search queries beginning with "how to spell" followed by a certain word.

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Google was able to determine the hardest words to spell ... for each and every state in the U.S.

Some of them will shock you ... or maybe just embarrass you.

People in California, Connecticut, Idaho and Indiana, don't know how to spell desert...probably because somebody decided to make the word dessert and confuse us all.

Related: See images from the 2016 National Spelling Bee:

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The most commonly misspelled words by state
Nihar Saireddy Janga, 11, left, and Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar, 13, hold the trophy as they celebrate being named the co-champions of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Nihar Saireddy Janga of Austin, TX, leaps for joy upon spelling the last word to become a co-champion in the final round of Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, U.S., May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Nihar Saireddy Janga, 11, of Austin, Texas, reacts to correctly spelling a word during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Nihar Saireddy Janga, 11, of Austin, Texas, reacts to correctly spelling a word during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Sylvie Lamontagne of Lakewood, CO, reacts while trying to spell a word during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, U.S., May 26, 2016.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Sylvie Lamontagne, 13, from Lakewood, Colo., correctly spells her word during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 26: Mitchell Robson of Marblehead, Massachusetts, participates in the finals of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 26, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. Students from across the country gathered to competed for top honor of the annual spelling championship. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Mitchell Robson, 14, of Danvers, Mass. reacts to correctly spelling his word during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 26: Kyra Holland of Warrenton, Virginia, participates in the finals of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 26, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. Students from across the country gathered to competed for top honor of the annual spelling championship. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Kyra Holland, 14, of Warrenton, Va., puts her hands through her hair during the morning round of the finals of the 2016 National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, May 26, 2016. Holland did not spell her word correctly. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 26: Ameera Waterford of Makawao, Hawaii, reacts after she misspelled her word in the finals of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 26, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. Students from across the country gathered to competed for top honor of the annual spelling championship. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 26: Spellers Cooper Komatsu (R) of Los Angeles, California, celebrates with Snehaa Ganesh Kumar (L) of Folsom, California after he correctly spelled his word in the finals of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 26, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. Students from across the country gathered to competed for top honor of the annual spelling championship. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Cooper Komatsu, 13, celebrates as he spells his word correctly during the finals of the 2016 National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., on Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Snehaa Ganesh Kumar, 13, of Folsom, Calif., reacts to correctly spelling her word during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Sreeniketh Vogoti, 13 of Saint Johns, Fla., correctly spells 'moshav' during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Chaunte Blackwood, 13, of Kingston, Jamaica, correctly spells her word during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Tara Singh, 11, of Louisville, Ky., incorrectly spells her word during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Ethan Gomulka, 11, of San Bernardino, Calif., center, puts his lanyard over his ears as competition continues in the preliminaries of the 2016 National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., Wednesday, May 25, 2016. At left is Syaal Sharifzad, 12, of Monterey, Calif., and Ella Peters, 13, of San Diego, Calif., is at right. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Ananya Vinay, 11, of Fresno, Calif., sitting next to Cooper Komatsu, 13, of Los Angeles, yawns during during the preliminaries of the 2016 National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 26: Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar of Painted Post, New York, waits for his turn to spell in the finals of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 26, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. Students from across the country gathered to competed for top honor of the annual spelling championship. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Virginia, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Pennsylvania seem to be home to some flaky people. Cancelled was the most looked up word in all four states.

We can't blame the people of Missouri, North Carolina and Washington. Nobody knows how to spell pneumonia anyways. Is it e before u except after every other letter except n?

Some of the weird ones -- people in Ohio don't know how to spell banana. Oh come on that one's just easy..BA-NA-NA.

Wyoming residents looked up the spelling of ornery the most...which makes sense since it sounds like a word only people from Wyoming would actually use.

My personal favorite, and the most ironic, people in Massachusetts don't know how to spell ... Massachusetts.

Hey, as long as you can at least read the words correctly, you're doing okay.

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