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The misspelled words of MACtion

Because our footprint is equally terrible at spelling things but better than Rhode Island

Children Compete In Annual E.W. Scripps Spelling Bee Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

In case you unaware, the Scripps National Spelling Bee began today. If you’re not streaming this at your desk, you either do not know the awesomeness of the Bee or need to find a new job that will allow you to pursue fun things worth your time and not work. Working is for suckers. S-U-C-K-E-R-S. It’s Latin.

We’ll have your Bee viewing guide tomorrow, with all the various information that you’ll need to mark out about your favorite Bee participant when it goes primetime on ESPN Thursday evening. It’s going to be awesome. A-W-E-S-O-M-E. No alternate pronunciations. Have some friends over, enjoy some beverages, spell some words. Great fun.

Spelling is also the word of the day around these United States, as Google has released their most misspelled words per state. Let’s take a look at the map, shall we:

I don’t know how Google determined this, but I trust the Googles with everything in my life. It’s the only website (other than RedTube) where you actually get something usable from the internet.

In case you’re curious and are too lazy to check out the map, our Mid-American Conference footprint words are:

Illinois: Appreciate
Indiana: Hallelujah
Michigan: Pneumonia
New York: Beautiful
Ohio: Beautiful

Hey, look at that. New York and Ohio suck equally at the same word! Maybe Buffalo is one of our Rust Belt brethren after all. Honestly, not bad. No super easy words on the list that make us look like idiots. At least we’re not Rhode Island.

Liar is their most misspelled word. Liar. 4 letters. It’s like you’re not even trying, Rhode Island. Show some effort. You know, “effort”. It’s a noun, from old French. Means a determined or valiant attempt. Of course, if four letters are challenging, six letters may be a complete meltdown.

Also, if you had Texas and Missouri as the states with the longest actual word as their problem one, take a bow. You’d be the only one.