I am an awful speller. I always have been. If it weren't for spell check I'd be lost. And even Spell Check steers me wrong sometimes. Ours is a rocky relationship.

Recently I came across a list of the most Difficult City Names To Spell from Huffpost.com. These cities are from all over the United States. I've got to imagine that even the best spellers would struggle with these:

  • Aquebogue, New York - Misspelled by 56 percent of people
  • Winnemucca, Nevada - Misspelled by 60 percent of people
  • Ketchikan, Alaska - Misspelled by 61 percent of people
  • Worcester, Massachusetts - Misspelled by 62 percent of people
  • Pflugerville, Texas - Misspelled by 63 percent of people
  • Champaign, Illinois - Misspelled by 63 percent of people
  • Skaneateles, New York - Misspelled by 67 percent of people
  • Saguache, Colorado - Misspelled by 68 percent of people
  • Kaumalapau, Hawaii - Misspelled by 69 percent of people
  • Meeteetse, Wyoming - Misspelled by 70 percent of people
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So we got to thinking that there are a lot of interesting names for South Dakota cities. If you've traveled around the state you've probably seen the green road signs with some  decided to ask folks What City Names In South Dakota Are Hardest To Spell and are the Top 10:

  • Pierre
  • Belle Fourche
  • Flandreau
  • Piedmont
  • Estelline
  • Oacoma
  • Pukwana
  • Iroquois
  • Sinai
  • Wetonka

How many of these can you spell without looking? Bonus points if you have actually driven through the town!

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