Monday, June 5, 2017

State Maps Give Us Insight — Sort Of?

Did you see this map circulating on Twitter? There are some embarrassing insights:
Why are so many Rhode Islanders trying to spell "liar"? How can it be that people in New Jersey can't spell "twelve"? And really, New Mexico: "banana"?
Perplexingly, the word for which Wisconsinites most often need spelling help is: "Wisconsin." NPR
Don't get too alarmed — the map below points out (with humor) to consider the information offered in a different light. xkcd.com