Can You Spell ‘Budweiser’?
Of course, that's a silly question at this point. "Budweiser" is right there in the headline so obviously you can spell it now.
However, according to Bartrendr, an app that lets users share information about their favorite bars and taverns, approximately 40% of Americans can't. They tracked some 100,000 recent postings and found a number of misspellings:
Among the brands most commonly mangled: Jägermeister (it was spelled incorrectly 90% of the time), Budweiser (42%), Jameson (23%), Hennessy (15%) and Jack Daniel’s (6%).
The Batrendr team did not consider accent marks when judging spelling, so the mistakes with Jägermeister had nothing to do with the umlaut. If anything, the mistakes were likely related to the fact that although the German spirit is spelled with a “j,” it’s pronounced as if it begins with a “y” (“Yay-ger-mice-ster”), as per the German language.
If you’re wondering how most writers ended up misspelling the fourth most-popular beer brand in the country, it's because (according to Bartrendr) they often referred to it as “Budwiser.” Close but no cigar.
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