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When you want to know the answer to something what do you do? Head to Google. Type in your question or whatever it is that you’re researching, press enter and BOOM! The google machine supplies the information. Did you know that Google keeps track of what your researching.

Google compiles all of the searches into analytics, called Google Trends.

Google Trends shows how frequently a given search term is entered into Google’s search engine relative to the site’s total search volume over a given period of time. Google Trends can be used for comparative keyword research and to discover event-triggered spikes in keyword search volume. The website uses graphs to compare the search volume of different queries over time.

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Google Trends recently released America’s Top Spelling Searches. These are the most misspelled words in America.  Let’s see how Indiana compares…

Three states have 4 letter words as their most misspelled. They are Vermont, Louisiana and Wisconsin. The word “gray” pops up a few times. Fourteen states have a hard time spelling 5 and 6 letter words. Fifteen states need assistance with spelling 7 to 8 letter words. This is the category that Indiana falls.

In 2016, Indy Star stated that Hoosiers most incorrectly spelled the word “desert”. In the past 6 years, Hoosiers must have mastered that spelling and moved onto another word.

Currently, Hoosiers most misspelled word is A-W-E-S-O-M-E. 

Nine states can’t correctly spell 9 and 10 letter words. And for the longer 11+ words, nine states need help from google. In West Virginia, residents have the most trouble spelling their own states name.