Google maps Colorado’s top misspelled word ahead of 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee

Colorado has two contestants who will be dodging the bell and going for Scripp’s $40,000 cash prize.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee contestant No. 165 Ben Lenger of Niwot. The 12-year-old is in seventh grade at Sunset Middle School in Longmont. (Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee)
America's Most Misspelled Words (GoogleTrends)
America’s Most Misspelled Words (GoogleTrends)

Coloradans have a little trouble looking ahead, according to new data from Google.

The state’s top misspelled word is “tomorrow,” according to a GoogleTrends map released Tuesday. The map uses data from “how to spell” searches to figure out which words each state struggles with.

Google released the map ahead of the 90th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. Spellers are set to take the stage Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

ESPN is expected to air the spelling bee on its app and ESPN and ESPN2 television channels. Preliminaries are expected to be streamed from 6 a.m. to about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday on the app. Finals are scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Thursday on ESPN2 and continue at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN.

Colorado has two contestants who will be dodging the bell and going for Scripp’s $40,000 cash prize.

Colorado Contestants

Faith Christine Baca

The Scripps National Spelling Bee contestant No. 204 Faith Christine Baca of Aurora. The 14-year-old is in eight grade at Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning in Denver. (Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee)
The Scripps National Spelling Bee contestant No. 204 Faith Christine Baca of Aurora. The 14-year-old is in eight grade at Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning in Denver. (Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee)

Faith Christine Baca is an eighth grader at Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning in Denver. Faith won the 77th Annual Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee earlier this year.

Ben Lenger

The Scripps National Spelling Bee contestant No. 165 Ben Lenger of Longmont. The 12-year-old is in seventh grade at Sunset Middle School. (Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee)
The Scripps National Spelling Bee contestant No. 165 Ben Lenger of Niwot. The 12-year-old is in seventh grade at Sunset Middle School. (Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee)

Ben Lenger is a seventh grader at Sunset Middle School in Longmont. Ben won the Barnes & Noble Boulder Regional Spelling Bee earlier this year.

Adrian D. Garcia

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