Worse than Vedauwoo? No, it can’t be.

A new study found the hardest American city to spell is:

Meeteetse,Wyoming. (It's pronounced "Muh-TEET-see")


An Ipsos survey, these are theU.S.cities ranked by the percentage misspelled:

Meeteetse, WY – Misspelled by 70% of respondents

Kaumalapau,HI– Misspelled by 69% of respondents

Saguache,CO – Misspelled by 68% of respondents

Skaneateles,NY – Misspelled by 67% of respondents

Champaign,IL – Misspelled by 63% of respondents

Pflugerville,TX – Misspelled by 63% of respondents

Worcester,MA – Misspelled by 62% of respondents

Ketchikan,AK – Misspelled by 61% of respondents

Winnemucca,NV – Misspelled by 60% of respondents

Aquebogue,NY – Misspelled by 56% of respondents


Personally, I would have gone with some Wisconsin names. Ashwaubenon, Fon Du Lac, Ixonea, KauKauna. It was hell when I moved there for my first full time radio job.

Meeteetse? That’s nothing!