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(ABC)   U.S. sees rise in "adult" spelling contests: F-E-L-L-A-T-I...   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 60
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2005-06-16 04:58:56 PM  
I grew up with spell check and calculators in class. I can't spell or do much math in my head (I did ace my NYS math regants though). Oh well
 
2005-06-16 06:17:04 PM  
Ha... I couldn't even spell regents. Google spell checker is my friend
 
2005-06-16 06:18:47 PM  
B-U-K-K-A-K-...
 
2005-06-16 08:06:23 PM  
Submitter, that headline was very C-U-N-N-
er, you get the picture.
 
2005-06-16 08:10:06 PM  
rose8199: Ha... I couldn't even spell regents. Google spell checker is my friend

You shouldn't have told us. I thought that was intentional, i-n-t-e-n-t-i-o-n-a-l, intentional
 
2005-06-16 09:36:18 PM  
I'd like to buy a kleenex, please.
 
2005-06-16 10:10:49 PM  
Dirty word Scrabble is pretty funny, too.
 
2005-06-17 12:34:46 AM  
O
 
2005-06-17 12:35:23 AM  
I'd like to buy a vowel? U?

\Bankrupt!
 
2005-06-17 12:36:26 AM  
That really says a lot about the US. Adults being challenged by spelling words. Pretty hard... pretty hard....

You edumacation sistim iz kool....

/Embarrassing
 
2005-06-17 12:36:35 AM  
this thread is useless without (good) pics.
 
2005-06-17 12:36:53 AM  
[image from pcloadletterwtf.com too old to be available]
O, O, O
 
2005-06-17 12:39:02 AM  
F-A-L-A-F-E-L
 
2005-06-17 12:39:38 AM  
*emerges from hole in ground*

You rang?

Anyway, "spiffy" indeed.

Though the headline is in rather poor "taste"...
 
2005-06-17 12:39:54 AM  
so that's where has-been spelling bee final-round-makers go.


to wyoming.
 
2005-06-17 12:41:21 AM  
[CHORUS]
check it out
S to the O L O
I'm Spellbound
When I S-P-E-L-L very W-E-L-L

[repeat 4x]

Check it out
Like this...

[Verse One]
Hey - what I'm about to say
May hit a lot of people in a real strange way
Some - said I should've spelled this a long time ago
but I stayed amateur while others turned pro
P-R-O now I'ma throw - letters in my word
So I can make a Spellbound flow
Read it slow, see how it S-O-U-N-D sounds
K S-O-L-O Spellbound!

When I S-P-E-L-L very W-E-L-L
Check it out
Like this...
I'm Spellbound

When I S-P-E-L-L very W-E-L-L
Check it out
Like this...

[Verse Two]
First I'd like to say I'm the K-E-V-I-N
My last name is M-A-D-I-S-O-N
And when I R-A-P they call me K S-O-L-O
My rhymes are heavy like a rock, so I'ma throw them like a bolo
Rhymes are def, beats are hittin' it's workin'
The alphabet's in the coffee pot to keep the spellin' perkin
I S-P-E-L-L very W-E-L-L
I only spell so all can T-E-L-L
Rhymes I got or write will S-E-L-L
For rappers who don't believe me go to H-E-L-L
Rhymes I write are made by M-E
Turn the M around and it spells W-E
We K-I-C kicked the B-E-A-T on the S-T-R-E-E-T
No one got rhymes like T-H-E-S-E
These rhymes you can R-E-A-D
Read! See how it sounds - My fundamentals are spellin'
And K S-O-L-O Spellbound!

When S-P-E-L-L very W-E-L-L
Check it out
Like this...
I'm Spellbound

When S-P-E-L-L very W-E-L-L
Check it out
Like this...

[Verse Three]
I'm not a G-A-M-E to say the S-A-M-E
R-A-P-P-E-R whose style's O-L-D
I'm N-E-W for Y-O-U
Any C-R-E-W paralyzin' vowels
A-E-I-O-U nothin'- you're frontin' - and rappers almost Q...
U-I-C-K to T-A-L-K
some are real quick to W-A-L-K
You can S-A-Y say what you M-A-Y
When I spell or write a rhyme I won't P-L-A-Y
Play around when it's time to get down
Read it slow when K S-O-L-O is Spellbound!

When S-P-E-L-L very W-E-L-L
Check it out
Like this...
I'm Spellbound

When S-P-E-L-L very W-E-L-L
Check it out
Like this...

[Verse Four]
Oh yeah, I must drop this line
For MC's who try to spell or put spellin' in the rhyme
They can't get it - I'm the B-E-S-T best
Spellbound got a hundred while you failed the T-E-S-T test
Next time try things I didn't spell
Verbs and nouns, action words and adjectives
Add it together and ask R how it sounds
And maybe a rapper out there could be spellbound
But for now I'm the S-P-E-L-L K-I-N-G
And this song I S-I-N-G
And thanks to E-P-M-D, I-M O-U-T-T-A H-E-R-E
Spellbound!

When I S-P-E-L-L very W-E-L-L
Check it out
Like this...
I'm Spellbound

[4x]

S to the O-L-O

Nineteen Nine O K-Solo ? with EPMD

Biggie Smalls

S to the O-L-O
 
2005-06-17 12:41:43 AM  
americans suck
 
2005-06-17 12:44:15 AM  
As one commedian (can't remember who) said to his kid's teacher..."What do you mean you don't correct the kids' spelling? What happens when she goes out and tries to find a jib?
 
2005-06-17 12:45:20 AM  
[image from bongonews.com too old to be available]
 
2005-06-17 12:46:43 AM  
Going through school i always sucked it up when it came to spelling or penmanship. That went over real well in catholic school, where apparently those are the two most important things you need to know in life.

I get by just fine, thank you very much. The only person who ever has to read my handwriting aside from the occasional post-it note is me, and i usually have no problem doing that. As for spelling, theres good ol' spell check.

Now if only fark had a spell checker....

I digress though, if we could all spell perfectly, how could morans try and invalid our posts in flamewar threads by pointing out our spelling errors and typos?

Grammer, on the other hand......
 
2005-06-17 12:49:38 AM  
I won a local adult spelling bee here...

words like pitchblende and bibelot.
 
2005-06-17 12:50:04 AM  
P-O-T-A-T-O
 
2005-06-17 12:50:27 AM  
Having the ability to be a fantastic speller has been both a blessing and a curse.
 
2005-06-17 12:50:32 AM  
B-E-W-B-S. Boobs.

Dammit!
 
2005-06-17 12:52:38 AM  
mtvkilledusall: No, just the radio stars among us.
 
2005-06-17 12:55:45 AM  
I-D H-I-T I-T
[image from 101lifestyle.com too old to be available]
 
2005-06-17 12:55:53 AM  
Without looking: antidisestablishmentarianism and onomatopoeia.

/Won the school spelling bee.
//Kwyjibo.
 
2005-06-17 01:00:32 AM  
/mentioned indirectly, but only via usage of Internet convention
//can't believe the pic hasn't been posted yet
 
2005-06-17 01:01:47 AM  
[image from cremationofcare.com too old to be available]

/mentioned indirectly, but only via usage of Internet convention
//can't believe the pic hasn't been posted yet
///should've previewed
////mods please delete previous
/////way too many slashes
 
2005-06-17 01:02:54 AM  
Potato

"P-O-T-A-T-O-E"

[image from nndb.com too old to be available]
 
2005-06-17 01:06:13 AM  
tao_te_dinfos

Her head is disproportionally large compared to her body. D-I-S-P-R-O-P-O-R-T-I-O-N-A-L-L-Y. Disproportionally.

:)
 
2005-06-17 01:11:10 AM  
tao_te_dinfos That is one of the best air brushing jobs I've ever seen.
 
2005-06-17 01:17:27 AM  
this shiat is bananas,

B-A-N-A-N-A-S
 
2005-06-17 01:19:43 AM  
am i the only one that thuoght of that?

/ i aint no holler back girl
// then again, i aint a girl
/// see name
////aint is a word
/////but only w/ an apostrophe
//////(sp?)
 
2005-06-17 01:21:45 AM  
dan quail was a DKE, i shure am prowed of my fraternitie
 
2005-06-17 01:36:39 AM  
methinks her head i-s-n-t disproportionally large

[image from photos4.flickr.com too old to be available]
 
2005-06-17 01:37:32 AM  
Dirty word Scrabble is pretty funny, too.

Literati (Yahoo online scrabble) won't let you use dirty words. Then again, I tried a really dirty word, so I don't know...
 
2005-06-17 01:40:02 AM  
[image from inkpot.com too old to be available]

The password is...
 
2005-06-17 01:46:41 AM  
P-n-e-u-m-o-n-o-u-l-t-r-a-m-i-c-r-o-s-c-o-p-i-c-s-i-l-i-c-o-v-o-l-c-a-n-o-k-o- n-i-o-s-i-s, no spell checking.
 
2005-06-17 02:03:56 AM  
JBalkwill
Now use it in a sentence.
 
2005-06-17 02:26:01 AM  
C-H bzzz
C-B bzzzz
Z bzzz

C-I-A-B-A-TT-A

/watches too much TV
/doens't however eat too much Jack in the box
 
2005-06-17 02:52:42 AM  
Nucular, N-U-C-U-L-A-R, Nucular.
 
2005-06-17 05:49:00 AM  
Damn, all I can spell is F-A-P.
 
2005-06-17 07:01:54 AM  
B
double-E
double-R
U
N

/plagiarized
 
2005-06-17 07:27:18 AM  
My spelling suks.

/nothin
 
2005-06-17 07:55:13 AM  
My, aren't they all quite the cunning linguists!
 
2005-06-17 08:08:50 AM  
cat, K-A-T, i'm outta here

/i know there's two Ts
 
2005-06-17 08:59:55 AM  
Headline reminds me of my favourite tune from the musical, Hair:

"Sodomy
Fellatio
Cunnilingus
Pederasty

Father, why do these words sound so nasty?

Masturbation
Can be fun
Join the holy orgy
Kama Sutra
Everyone!"
 
2005-06-17 09:28:59 AM  
I will always hate the word "Terse", as that is the word that I lost the regional spelling bee with. The kid before me screwed the word up so bad, and I corrected one of the mistakes when it was my turn with it. The next year they changed the rules so if someone spelled a word wrong the next person got a different word.
Terse. Ugh.
 
2005-06-17 10:30:36 AM  
T-H-E-Y M-U-S-T H-A-V-E N-O-T-H-I-N-G B-E-T-T-E-R T-O D-O

/I don't either right now which is why I'm posting
 
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