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New Hampshire apparently can’t spell sh*t

I’m serious.

In honor of National Spelling Bee Week and the National Spelling Bee (which begins today), Google has released a list of No. 1 misspelled words in each of the 50 states. The data is based on Google searches, of course, and the results are pretty funny. They’re also all over the place.

So, what word can’t be spelled in New Hampshire?

“Diarrhea.” Yep.

What’s more, Granite Staters have been struggling to spell “diarrhea” for two straight years, according to the data. (The 2017 numbers covers Google searches from Jan. 1-April 30.)

Across the river, Vermonters are unclear on how to spell “Europe.” Oy.

My personal favorite? Wisconsin, where the most commonly looked-up word was “Wisconsin.” #awkward

Story here.

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Caitlin Cavanaugh, 21, left, and their father, Neil Pierce Allen, 45, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Charlestown, N.H. Neil Pierce Allen, 45, is an author and the creator of Trans NH Magazine. “I am who I am as a person. I have the same morals. I have the same obligations. I’m still raising a child. I’m still paying rent,” said Allen, who came out as transgender two years ago after his child, Caitlin, came out as transgender. (Valley News – Jovelle Tamayo) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.