New Hampshire Can't Spell Diarrhea, and Other Spelling Insights Via Google

The nation's smallest state one of two states struggling with a four-letter words.

Karls said he found it "dumbfounding" that Wisconsinites had so much trouble spelling the name of their state, and that it showed modern society's reliance on Google rather than the dictionary or other, traditional reference material.

While Scripps National Spelling Bee this week tries to convince us that America can spell, Google has the state-by-state breakdown to prove otherwise.

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"It might need a couple tweaks".

She was the reigning champion of her school and has been nicknamed the "Queen Bee". "Instead of relying on the root of the word, instead I've been trying to focus on word patterns", said Hussain.

Earlier this year, Brainsy, a Washington, D.C. -based software company, launched a website offering the coaching services of several recent spelling stars. If there is a tie on the test, judges will declare co-champions. Oral spelling begins this morning at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, and wraps up Thursday night. Then, they take a multiple choice vocabulary test. Jersey's isn't the only state stumbling on short words - in OR it's "sense", in Idaho it's "quote", in Rohde Island it's "liar", in North Carolina it's "angel", in Tennessee it's "chaos", in MS it's "nanny", and in Georgia it's "gray". "It gives a lot of hope for people". (If too many spellers survive Wednesday, the judges will use the test to determine the finalists).

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But for many others, the inability to spell words correctly can be especially troublesome.

"Participating in the South Asian Spelling Bee helps you prepare for spelling on stage and figuring out words you've never seen before", Siyona said.

Six-year-old Edith, meanwhile, was treated like a celebrity as she walked the halls outside the ballroom. The previous 6-year-olds did not get past the preliminary rounds and have not returned to the bee. Good old Pennsylvania really pulled through with "sauerkraut".

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