Special Report

50 of the Most Commonly Misspelled Words in English

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Basically

People sometimes make a basic mistake with this one, and spell it basicly.

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Beautiful

According to Google, this is the most common “how to spell” search in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin in 2018.

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Beginning

According to Google, this is the most common “how to spell” search in South Carolina.

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Bellwether

This word, meaning an indicator or predictor, has nothing to do with the weather, but is often misspelled with an “a.”

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Bizarre

Bizarre means strikingly unconventional. It’s not just unconventional to spell it bizzare — it’s plain wrong.