Google Reports On Common Misspelled Words

Rachel Martin @rachelnpr

Good morning. I’m Rachel Martin. And apparently, we all have a hard time spelling some pretty basic words. According to a report from Google, the most commonly misspelled words are beautiful and pneumonia, which, honestly, is kind of hard to spell. Other tough ones – schedule, tomorrow and maintenance. But you know who can probably spell all those words in her sleep? Twelve-year-old Ananya Vinay. She won the Scripps National Spelling Bee last night with the winning word marocain, M-A-R-O-C-A-I-N. It’s MORNING EDITION.

George W. Bush Photo-Bombs A Reporter

Heard on Morning Edition

David Greene @nprgreene

Good morning. I’m David Greene. So Fox Sports reporter Emily Jones was just doing her job, talking on camera about a Texas Rangers player, when a baseball fan photo-bombed her, walked by and yelled hey.

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GEORGE W. BUSH @georgewbush

Hey.

EMILY JONES @EmilyJonesMcCoy

What’s been the difference? What clicked for him…

David Greene

It was just a former U.S. president, George W. Bush. He told us recently, after the poncho incident at the inauguration, that his daughters did warn him about the goofy stuff.

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GEORGE W. BUSH

Dad, you’re, you know, a national tweet sensation or whatever they say. You know, you’re trending or whatever the words are.

David Greene

It’s MORNING EDITION.