Not a day goes by that I'm not thankful for spell check. Don't get me wrong, I'm not horrible at spelling, but there are a lot of words that I mess up a LOT, and I'd really like to look smart.

Google Trends recently released a map showing the most commonly misspelled words across all 50 states, and I won't lie to you, the winner for Iowa caught me a little off-guard. When I hear the word "vacuum," I know there are two "u"s, but what about the "c"s? Luckily, I don't have to spell that word very often. Here are some of the most commonly misspelled words in surrounding Midwest states:

  • Illinois & Wisconsin - Beautiful
  • Minnesota - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
  • Missouri - Sincerely 
  • Nebraska - Nocturnal
  • South Dakota - Chaos

In honor of all these commonly misspelled words, we thought it would be fun to do a little spelling bee of our own. It was me vs. Brain, and I'm happy to announce that I was the victor! Here's the video, in case you missed it:

[Via CNet]