Q: According to a new survey- close to 60% of people spell this word incorrectly… so much so that the incorrect way is becoming the new norm… what is it?
A: Donut… Doughnut
Two different surveys asked that question this year, and got similar results. One found 57% spell it D-O-N-U-T . . . and 43% spell it D-O-U-G-H-N-U-T.
The second survey found 59% use the shorter spelling. And young people are more likely to spell it that way.