The Most Misspelled Words, According to Google Searches

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Some people just aren't good spellers. Of course, being a bad speller doesn't make someone a bad person, it just makes you question your entire friendship every time they text "to" when they meant "too."


If you find yourself constantly correcting spelling errors, you're probably going to be interested in this information. TheKnowledgeAcademy used Ahrefs to find out which words are being misspelled the most in Google searches.

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The data isn't groundbreaking, it isn't saving lives, and it really isn't even useful information. But it's interesting, and sometimes interesting is enough.

Here are the top 10 most commonly misspelled words from the past month in Google search, along with the number of times they've been misspelled:


  1. Separate (92,000)
  2. Zucchini (60,400)
  3. Questionnaire (46,000)
  4. Potato (38,000)
  5. Diarrhea (20,100)
  6. Definitely (18,800)
  7. Embarrass (15,000)
  8. Conscience (14,600)
  9. Unnecessary (11,960)
  10. Bureaucracy (5,750)
  11. Manoeuvre (1,900)

Most of the words aren't terribly surprising—let's be honest, we've all spelled diarrhea wrong. But if you're still spelling potato with an E, it's probably time to fix that.