Spelling can be more challenging for some words than others, and for Michiganders, one word proved especially troublesome this year.

Most people have the tendency to wrestle with at least a few words from time to time. No matter how many times you try, you just can't get it right. That's when you look to Google for a little guidance. No matter how many times I type it out, I always misspell 'restaurant', 'decision', and 'conscious'. I just can't seem to get them right.

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Every year Google Trends puts out a list of America's top spelling searches by state. While some states struggle with a simple four-letter word like 'gray.', others find it challenging to spell words with over 10 letters including 'miscellaneous.'

Before we get to Michigan, let's take a look at a few other states that have a problem spelling certain words.

  • California - Boujee
  • Kansas - Tennessee
  • North Carolina - Awesome
  • Texas - Pyramid

What is Michigan's Most Misspelled Word in 2023?

The most commonly misspelled word in Michigan this year is the word 'shenanigans.' I'm not going to lie, I had to Google how to spell it correctly. I understand how that could easily trip some people up.

I don't know why so many people need to use the word 'shenanigans' but they are. I think the only time I ever use the word 'shenanigans' is when I'm quoting Super Troopers.


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Last year the most misspelled word in Michigan was 'impatience.'

In 2021, the most misspelled word  was 'coronavirus.'

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