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【词汇典故】美国各州最常拼错的单词地图 Map of the most misspelled words in the U.S. states

来源:慢速英语   时间:2020-01-11 10:28:54

Well,Google published a map that shows all of the states in America,but it does not include their names.Instead,the state is identified with the word its population seems to have difficulty spelling.


嗯,谷歌发布了一张地图,上面显示了美国所有的州,但没有包括他们的名字。相反,这个州的人似乎很难拼写这个词。


How in the world would Google find that out?


谷歌到底是怎么发现的?


Good question.Google examined the search term"how to spell."The word that came up the most for each state became that state's most commonly misspelled word.


好问题。谷歌对搜索词“如何拼写”进行了研究,每个州出现最多的单词成为该州最常见的拼写错误单词。


Ok,so I will need some examples.


好的,我需要一些例子。

Of course!Let's take a word that the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines as"very attractive in a physical way."It is similar to pretty.


当然!让我们来看看《韦氏词典》(Merriam-Webster Dictionary)中定义的“在身体上非常有吸引力”这个词,它与pretty类似。


Beautiful?


美丽的?


Yep.


是的。


B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L,right?


B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L,对吧?


That's right.But you might find it spelled B-I-U-T-I-F-U-L or B-E-U-T-I-F-U-L in New York,California,Ohio,Kentucky and Michigan!Those five states requested the spelling of beautiful from Google more than any other word.


这是正确的。但在纽约、加利福尼亚、俄亥俄、肯塔基和密歇根,你可能会发现它的拼写是B-I-U-T-I-F-U-L或B-E-U-T-I-F-U-L!这五个州对Google上beautiful的拼写要求比其他任何单词都高。


OK.I can understand the mistake.Many people say the word like that first misspelling"bee-you-tee-full."And the second one was so close to correct–just missing an"a."


好啊。我能理解这个错误。很多人都说第一个单词拼错了“bee you tee full”,而第二个就差一点了,只差一个“a”


Another word commonly misspelled is"pneumonia."Maine,Alabama,Michigan and Washington all have trouble with that one.


另一个常见的拼写错误是“肺炎”,缅因州、阿拉巴马州、密歇根州和华盛顿州都有这个问题。


Well,it is spelled p-n-e-u-m-o-n-i-a.It is hard because the"p"is silent.Plus,it is easy to mix up the order of"n-e-u."


嗯,它的拼写是p-n-e-u-m-o-n-i-a。这很难,因为“p”是无声的。另外,很容易混淆“n-e-u”的顺序


True.I don't think you can make fun of anyone having trouble with that word.


是的。我认为你不能取笑任何人对这个词有意见。


But,Olivia,there is one state that is probably getting some friendly teasing about its word.Tell us...what was the most commonly searched for spelling in Wisconsin.


但是,奥利维亚,有一个州可能会受到一些友好的调侃。告诉我们。。。威斯康星州最常见的拼写检查是什么。


I'll spell it for you:W-I-S-C-O-N-S-I-N!


我给你拼一下:W-I-S-C-O-N-S-I-N!


Wow!Poor Wisconsin.That has to be tough to live with!


真的!可怜的威斯康星州。那一定很难相处!


So,what are some of the words you think are understandably difficult to spell?


那么,你认为哪些单词很难拼写?


Well,probably the most famous is"supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."It is a made up word-34 letters long-and it is the longest word on Google's map.It comes from a song in the movie Mary Poppins.


嗯,最著名的可能是“supercalifragilisticexpialdocious”,它是一个由34个字母组成的单词,是谷歌地图上最长的单词。它来自电影《玛丽·波宾斯》中的一首歌。


I'm not sure if that one is even in most dictionaries!


我不确定那本书在大多数字典里是否都有!


Another sort-of funny misspelling came from South Dakota.People there have trouble with the word"college."


另一种有趣的拼写错误来自南达科他州。那里的人对“大学”这个词有疑问


Guess they need to go to spelling school!


我猜他们需要去拼写学校!


Very funny!


很有趣!


Another word on Google's America's Most Misspelled Words map is"chihuahua."That one covers the states of South Carolina and Arizona.In Delaware and Indiana the winning word is"hallelujah."And Arizona and Colorado most often Google the spelling for"tomorrow."


谷歌美国拼错最多的单词地图上的另一个词是“吉娃娃”,这个词覆盖了南卡罗来纳州和亚利桑那州。在特拉华州和印第安纳州,得奖词是“hallelujah”,亚利桑那州和科罗拉多州最常用谷歌搜索“明天”的拼写


Google released the map during the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee.


谷歌在第90届斯克里普斯全国拼字大赛期间发布了这张地图。


I bet none of those words were even part of the competition there.


我敢打赌这些话都不是比赛的一部分。


Probably not!


可能不是!


Well,thanks a lot for the report,Olivia!


好吧,非常感谢你的报告,奥利维亚!


You are very W-E-L-C-O-M-E,Pete.


你真是太棒了,皮特。


To our fans out there,we want to know what you thought of this Words to the Wise and what you'd like us to talk about in the future.


对于我们的粉丝们,我们想知道你们对智者的看法,以及你们希望我们在未来谈些什么。


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