What Word Do People Want To Know "How To Spell?"

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is underway! Unfortunately, both Iowa students have been eliminated, but we can still find more out about how most Iowans and Americans spell...or DON'T spell!

11 states have the same word that shows at the top of Google Trends list of "how to spell" searches. What is it?

Used in a sentence: "That lily may be the most beautiful flower I've ever seen." 

It's origin: Middle English.

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L  (adjective)

Seriously, 11 states want to know "how to spell" that word.

In Iowa, it's "vacuum." Reasonable. The funniest?

Alabama and the word "cousin." There, it's spelled S-I-S-T-E-R.