Hard to Spell Places Quiz

The places shown below are not spelled correctly. Guess the correct spellings!
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: December 13, 2019
First submittedNovember 21, 2011
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Mediteranian
Mediterranean
Phillipines
Philippines
Pittsberg
Pittsburgh
Conneticut
Connecticut
Arkansaw
Arkansas
Tagucegulpa
Tegucigalpa
Lubjana
Ljubljana
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Correct
Raykiavick
Reykjavik
Kirgistan
Kyrgyzstan
Khazackstan
Kazakhstan
Carribean
Caribbean
Lichenstien
Liechtenstein
Minneappelis
Minneapolis
Ottowa
Ottawa
Incorrect
Correct
Las Angelous
Los Angeles
Massechussets
Massachusetts
Tuscon
Tucson
Cincinatti
Cincinnati
Albacurkey
Albuquerque
Ajerbazian
Azerbaijan
Johanesberg
Johannesburg
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Level 52
Nov 21, 2011
Only ones I missed were the ones I've never heard of.
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Level 61
Jan 15, 2017
Really because I missed Cincinnati and Albuquerque.
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Level 67
Jan 28, 2020
I wonder what your second one was, besides the Tegucegulpa..
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Level 85
Nov 21, 2011
I was dreading the prospect of typing in p-i-t-t-s-b-u-r-g... and then having the clue auto-complete the "h" for me, like in every other quiz on this site. THANK YOU for making everybody spell it correctly in this quiz at least.
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Level 67
Oct 23, 2014
I think that was the whole point of this quiz.
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Level 76
Dec 16, 2015
Amen.
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Level 82
Jun 11, 2016
I just remember some comment-fights about the h and kept wondering was it with or without?
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Level 56
Mar 11, 2018
I tink it was witout the letter .
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Level 27
Mar 28, 2018
I tink tat too.
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Level 62
Oct 19, 2018
Ha ha to Stef and Timbenz. For sillie, know that the city is definitely called Pittsburgh. At one point in history, evidence suggests that it was called Pittsburg, but today it is Pittsburgh.
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Level 34
Aug 28, 2016
But it was officially called Pittsburg for 21 years. This is a spelling quiz and it's fine but for other quizzes it makes sense to accept it.
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Level 78
Apr 15, 2017
The small Chattanooga suburb of South Pittsburg, TN (home of the National Cornbread Festival and Lodge cast iron cookware) doesn't add the h, so we don't even standardize spellings in the US.
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Level 70
Oct 19, 2018
Actually, the official spelling has always been Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania part is an important demarcation though because there are 20 other cities (although much less populous) in the US all of which are spelled Pittsburg. New Hampshire, Maine, Illinois, Kansas, California, and Texas are the most popular examples I can think of. But technically, yes, Pittsburg is also a correct spelling.
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Level 72
Nov 21, 2011
100% with 2: 28 left. Agree with tschutzer!
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Level 40
Nov 21, 2011
OTTAWA?! Really? lol
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Level 35
Apr 7, 2014
same
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Level 75
Dec 5, 2016
I've seen plenty of people spell it Ottowa. I always correct them, politely.
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Level 45
Nov 22, 2011
@Tschutzer: I knew this would be the one quiz where you actually had to spell the name of the Steel City. I was happy to be proven right. But awesome point.
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Level 26
Nov 24, 2011
All these spelling quizzes throw me off. Once I read the incorrect spelling I think that's it or some part of it is correct which it really isn't.
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Level 16
Feb 2, 2012
Good quiz but I keep typing reykjavic but it never says its right? :)
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Level ∞
Feb 2, 2012
Because it's Reykjavik.
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Level 21
Apr 13, 2012
22/22 with 1:13 left - not bad for an 11 yr old XD
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Level 37
Jun 15, 2012
Philippines first! :D
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Level 20
Sep 13, 2012
what is ljubljana (and why can I spell it?)
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Level 69
Oct 20, 2012
Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia - a country in Europe.
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Level 13
Feb 10, 2014
It's the capital of Slovenia. It's pronounced Lyoobleeahna (silent j's in the Slovenian language).
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Level 44
Jul 20, 2014
ljubljana is really easy to spell
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Level 44
Dec 6, 2014
In our languages(serbian,croatian,slovenian,montenegerian.....)when you put an J after L you get a new letter Lj. So Ljubljana actually has 7 letters.
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Level 64
May 23, 2016
That is actually not true for Slovenian. In Slovenian L an J stay separate letters.
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Level 77
Dec 13, 2016
yup, LJ is not a letter in Slovene, because it's also pronounced as two separate letters (before vowels)
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Level 52
Mar 23, 2020
Also, Montenegrin.
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Level 52
Oct 3, 2012
Seeing some of those spellings hurt me on the inside.
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Level 50
Jul 20, 2014
Yes. Yes, yes, yes.
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Level 80
Jan 12, 2013
easy
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Level 17
Apr 2, 2013
add qikiqtarjuaq!
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Level 67
Jun 12, 2013
2:06 left.

Lol, Pittsberg. It means Dick Mountain in Swedish.
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Level 58
Jan 8, 2014
I didn't realize "Tuscon" was referring to Tucson. I thought it was somehow referring to Tuscany.
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Level 13
Feb 10, 2014
Haha same here!
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Level 39
Jul 22, 2014
Ditto
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Level 50
Aug 6, 2014
Haha, I have defeated you, brother! I knew it was Tucson.
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Level 20
Jul 25, 2014
Same
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Level 47
Feb 1, 2014
Tegucigalpa was so horribly misspelled in the clue that it took me a while to figure out what the clue was talking about.
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Level 71
Jul 20, 2014
I had the same problem with Albuquerque.
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Level 53
Feb 1, 2014
100% easier than I thought it would be
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Level 68
May 3, 2014
Thanks, autocorrect.
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Level 69
Jun 2, 2014
Albuquerque is my mortal enemy. I can never spell it right.
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Level 70
Nov 12, 2014
That's not true - you just did :-)
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Level 50
Jun 13, 2014
I knew I should've made that left turn at Albacurkey!
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Level 82
Jul 4, 2014
Did anyone ever actually spell those places like that? I agree with kalbahamut that this was (almost) trivial.
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Level 65
Jul 20, 2014
Very easy. Or at least for me for being a native Spanish speaker?
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Level 60
Jul 20, 2014
These weren't very hard to spell at all.
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Level 71
Jul 20, 2014
Only got Albuquerque wrong
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Level 73
Jul 20, 2014
Easy to me becuase I read those names far more often than I hear them. But I didn't know Honduras' capital, and I don't know if I'll remember that name.
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Level 65
Jun 20, 2015
Shame you can't spell 'because' then! Haha
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Level 79
Jul 20, 2014
I remembered how to spell the first part of "Albuquerque" thanks to Weird Al Yankovic.
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Level 53
Jul 20, 2014
Wow...not a single comment insisting that alternate spellings be allowed!
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Level 63
Jul 20, 2014
Got all but Tegucigalpa as I've never heard of it before. I'm laughing at the fact that only 41% of people got Ljubljana right (since it's the capital of my home country). But wtf is up with Los Angeles being on the list? That's not hard to spell at all, haha.
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Level 73
Jul 20, 2014
I guess Quizmaster wanted to know if there are any people at all who can't spell Los Angeles. And here they are, 6%!
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Level 67
Aug 1, 2019
Maybe they didnt know what was meant, because that spelling is not even close. And just skipped it.
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Level 25
Jul 21, 2014
22/22 with 0:01 left
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Level 40
Jul 21, 2014
Missed Tucson. Thanks to auto-correct I got Mediterranean. Other than those I got them all right. :)
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Level 69
Feb 9, 2015
Saskatchewan?
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Level 59
Apr 5, 2015
Wow. I do the countries of the world quiz quite a lot. It's only after doing this that I see how lenient that quiz with spelling!
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Level 74
Apr 5, 2015
Accept type-ins?
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Level 16
Jul 5, 2016
shoulda taken a left at albuquerque
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Level 37
Nov 20, 2016
Type ins please
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Level 75
Dec 4, 2016
I'm still clueless about the struggle for American people to spell Albuquerque. Even with very basic Spanish knowledge, it's not that hard to guess that there is no other way to spell it without messing up the entire pronunciation.
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Level 56
Jun 19, 2017
I always thought it was albuRquerque, never got anything else wrong.
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Level 67
Aug 1, 2019
It is... the spanish town is called albuRquerque. It is where albuquerque ( without r) in america takes its name from. (well via a person technically, the duke of Alburquerque, before people comment on that ;) )

No idea when in history the american city lost its r, if it was pretty early on or not.(either way, cant have been much more than 300 years ago ;)

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Level 67
Mar 1, 2019
Lots of Americans don't bother to care about spelling anything correctly anymore.
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Level 68
Dec 5, 2016
Honestly, Tucson was the hardest.
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Level 47
Dec 5, 2016
Please accept type-ins. jk lol
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Level 34
Feb 4, 2017
I tried Bjulbjana, whoops
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Level 49
Feb 16, 2017
This would have been harder if I couldn't spell it the same way and right click on it to get the right spelling. Kinda cheating but not really.
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Level 78
Apr 15, 2017
Yes, really.
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Level 67
Aug 1, 2019
what do you mean not really? I very curious how your mind works, cause I honestly cant see how you would think that. It is like saying during an exam I looked at/copied the answers of the guy next to me, kinda cheating but not really..
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Level 46
Apr 7, 2017
I have lived in Delaware my whole life and had no clue that's how you spelled Pittsburgh.
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Level 45
May 18, 2017
Tegucigalpa was super easy for me because, in Spanish, words are usually spelled the way they sound.
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Level 56
Jun 19, 2017
It's pronounced Tey-goose-e-gal-pa right?
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Level 37
Dec 4, 2018
^ Tegucigalpa: (Te goose si galpa).
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Level 52
Mar 23, 2020
Are you being serious? You do know that the pronunciation was a joke? Or was your comment also a joke...
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Level 56
Jun 19, 2017
Both my home state and favorite place (CT and Tucson) are on this quiz and it always annoys me when people spell them wrong, but I guess anyone could say that about the places they live.
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Level 46
Aug 23, 2017
I'm Australian and I have always thought Arkansaw was a city and Arkansas was a place! Never occurred to me that Arkansas was pronounced ar-kan-sawr
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Level 65
Jun 2, 2018
It's not. It's ar-kan-saw
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Level 35
Sep 28, 2017
I cheated by trying to spell the word, then right clicking for the spell check.
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Level 72
Aug 26, 2018
No space for Ynysybwl?
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Level 72
Dec 4, 2018
Where is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?
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Level 67
Mar 1, 2019
Oops, posted the same thing below and I didn't notice you'd beaten me to it!
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Level 49
Sep 2, 2020
I memorized the song from Herding Cats (by the Mrs. Ackroyd band) so I know how to spell it.
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Level 73
Sep 12, 2018
On some travel sites, people seem to have a lot of difficulty spelling Farao Islands, Heidelburg, Nurmburg and Assburger... or was that a decease? Anyway...
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Level 37
Oct 19, 2018
Dude i just typed in what the word was and used autocorrect
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Level 62
Oct 19, 2018
Who else here thinks that Arkansas should be pronounced the same way Kansas is pronounced?
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Level 37
Dec 4, 2018
^ I do! - I have always pronounced it Ar-kan-sas, until I heard an American pronounce it. At first I thought it might have been a Native American tribe I'd never heard of). But then I asked her to spell it for me. Lo and behold: It's "Arkansaw"!
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Level 81
Dec 4, 2018
Preemptive text when you use JetPunk a lot makes this pretty straightforward ;)
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Level 46
Dec 4, 2018
How can people get Reykjavik and Kyrgyzstan right and then miss Tegucigalpa? Thats unpossible!
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Level 67
Mar 1, 2019
I had to Google that to even know what it was.
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Level 56
Mar 1, 2019
Nothing is Unpossible...
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Level 67
Jan 28, 2020
Because Reykjavik and Kyrgyzstan are rather easy to spell and Tegucigulpa is not really well known.
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Level 50
Jan 30, 2019
16/21. Happy with that
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Level 67
Mar 1, 2019
How about Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch? XD
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Level 56
Mar 1, 2019
Or maybe Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu, Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg and Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein.
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Level 67
Aug 1, 2019
Hah I can read the last one, I am assuming it is afrikaans ( I am dutch) And it says twobuffaloswithoneshottotallydeadshotfountain. Or: two buffalos shot totally dead with one shot-fountain. (geskiet is the verb here and skoot is the noun shot. so not as in the translation, but the other way around)

Morsdood is a tricky one to translate. You have dead, and very/extremely dead, it is used to emphasize. "as dead as can be" sort of does it I guess.

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Level 44
May 30, 2019
Have you seen the clip from the British game show The Chase? Look it up if you haven't
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Level 62
Mar 1, 2019
Wtf I always thought it was Conneticut
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Level 44
May 30, 2019
Too easy
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Level 67
Aug 1, 2019
Omg ... why did I click this haha, I am bad at "places" that arent countries, let alone being able to spell them..

Well.... here goes nothing.

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Level 67
Aug 1, 2019
wow, only missed two !! albuquerque and the one I have never heard of, the lowest one :)

tucson was a surprise, easy though, not that many options.

The los angeles is a joke though, who would write it like that?? san francisco ok, I would get people writing fransisco because of the s sound. But I never heard of people misspelling los angeles, and if they would, I would think los angelos

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Level 65
Aug 2, 2019
Las Angelous? Lol I was waiting for Noo Yorc to come up after that
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Level 73
Nov 14, 2019
One of the problems with accepting type-ins of incorrect spellings is that until this quiz I didn't realise what the correct spelling of Cincinnati was. Until today I'd used the incorrect spelling shown in this quiz, which is accepted on most quizzes around here.
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Level 18
Nov 14, 2019
I'm American so the only ones I got correct are the states
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Level 34
Apr 19, 2020
Anyone else use auto correct Lmao
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Level 25
Apr 25, 2020
What about Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu? I don’t think many people spell that correctly
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Level 38
May 11, 2020
Here is a tip for you guys to spell "Ljubljana." Because most Eastern European languages have silent j's, I pronounce it "Leeyubleeyana" to remember where the j's are in placement of the y's. Hope this helped
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Level 56
Jul 26, 2020
100% in 70 seconds
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Level 45
Aug 31, 2020
I didn't know I was spelling these wrong until I did this quiz.
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Level 53
Sep 17, 2020
Saskatchewan is annoyingly hard to spell. Sasketchewan? Saskatchuwan? Sasketchuwan? Who knows?