How do you spell beautiful?
It may sound like an easy question, but it stumps a lot of people, according to Google Trends. The website released "America's Misspelled Words" and called out every state for its most commonly misspelled word. The company analyzed searches for "how to spell" common words to determine the most misspelled words in the U.S. The leader, by far, is beautiful, which is the top misspelled word in 11 states. In second place, we have supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins. According to this report, Americans have an easier time spelling a 34-letter word that was made up in the 1960s than an everyday term used to compliment people. It's also possible that we just find one more avoidable than the other.
This isn't the first time that the spelling of "beautiful" has confounded Americans. The 2017 Google Trends report shows that beautiful and pneumonia were both difficult for Internet users, and a website called SpellChecker.net has a list of the most common ways to misspell beautiful. "Beutiaful," "beutifull" and "beauitiful" are all on the list, along with hundreds of other variations. But don't think you're in the clear if you've mastered beautiful, because some of the other words on the list may get you. Other top misspelled words in states that have mastered beautiful include veteran, subtle, Connecticut, probably, sincerely, canceled and schedule. Google released the data to coincide with the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which ends Friday, May 31.