Step aside Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, a new survey commissioned by King Digital Entertainment to mark the launch of its new word game adventure AlphaBetty Saga, has identified an all-new top 10 list of the most difficult American cities to spell and just in time for summer travels. With millions of summer vacations currently being planned around the United States, travelers should pay extra attention to where they are searching to go as, on average, two-thirds of survey respondents misspelled our top 10 list.
Based on the results of a recent Ipsos survey, where participants were required to select from four spelling choices, the following 10 U.S. cities rose to the top of the list as the most difficult to spell. Below is the final list of U.S. cities ranked by the percentage misspelled:
Survey results also indicated that growing up in the technology centered 21st century culture has not affected spelling skills as much as initially believed. Both Boomers (50-64 years old) and Millennials (18-34 years old) equally struggled to spell the top 10 most difficult cities. No matter which generation you're from, falling victim to geographical spelling errors is more common than not.
To ensure smooth summer travels this year, King is offering up a few quick and easy spelling tips:
AlphaBetty Saga is a new word game which requires players to go on a journey around the world to discover lost words and complete the "Encyclopedia of Everything." This vibrant word-based game requires players to connect adjacent letters to spell out words and score points, with more complex words rewarded with higher point scores. AlphaBetty Saga is available to download for free now on iOS and Google Android and on Facebook.