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(Bitten and Bound)   Anamika Veeramani of Ohio outlasted 274 competitors to win the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Her path to glory - epiphysis, nahcolite, mirin, osteomyelitis, juvia, stromuhr   (bittenandbound.com) divider line 71
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2010-06-04 10:53:17 PM
; still can't spell her own name.
 
2010-06-04 11:14:00 PM
Done in one. And subby, how could you have possibly missed that?
 
2010-06-04 11:37:49 PM
Jimmy Devil Rocket Science: Done in one. And subby, how could you have possibly missed that?

it's refreshing to not see that in the headline.

/tired, expected, over-used and not funny headline joke is tired, expected, over-used and not funny
 
2010-06-05 12:02:41 AM
GOD, SPOILER ALERTS!

How am I supposed to watch this on ESPN4 later this year when they run out of programming and are forced to air it tape-delayed now that I know who wins?
 
2010-06-05 12:42:44 AM
Those aren't real words. Someone just made them up.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2010-06-05 12:55:11 AM
I wouldn't have been able to spell them, but I'm not smarter than a fifth grader.
 
2010-06-05 01:01:25 AM
I have trouble spelling separate and desperate. The only way I know is to think, "There is a rat in separate, but not a desperate rat."
 
2010-06-05 01:19:01 AM
Sun God: I have trouble spelling separate and desperate. The only way I know is to think, "There is a rat in separate, but not a desperate rat."

That makes literally no sense.
 
2010-06-05 01:27:36 AM
Dust: Sun God: I have trouble spelling separate and desperate. The only way I know is to think, "There is a rat in separate, but not a desperate rat."

That makes literally no sense.


It's a mnemonic device.
 
2010-06-05 01:29:21 AM
Dust: Sun God: I have trouble spelling separate and desperate. The only way I know is to think, "There is a rat in separate, but not a desperate rat."

That makes literally no sense.


Another one is conscience as opposed to conscious. One is "with science." The other is with "with scrutiny."

Literally speaking.
 
2010-06-05 02:36:38 AM
Dust: Sun God: I have trouble spelling separate and desperate. The only way I know is to think, "There is a rat in separate, but not a desperate rat."

That makes literally no sense.


That's why those kids have to make phantom scribbles on their phantom note pads. They don't actually know how to spell the words, they're just having a visual moment.
 
2010-06-05 02:38:57 AM
Dust: How am I supposed to watch this on ESPN4 later this year when they run out of programming and are forced to air it tape-delayed now that I know who wins?

I already saw it on Espn the Ocho.

/with subtitles
 
2010-06-05 02:58:34 AM
All those words seems pretty cromulent
 
2010-06-05 03:04:42 AM
Anamika Veeramani.

Having a name that Americans cannot spell is the first step to being a spelling bee champ.
 
2010-06-05 03:10:44 AM
/Still waiting for coverage of the National Tourette Syndrome Spelling Bee.
 
2010-06-05 03:10:56 AM
You'd think half those words were spewed from a volcano in Iceland.

You have to love a language that has a word dedicated to throwing shiat out the window.

\dons tophat and monocle
\\"Defenestration!"
\\\tosses gun toting hobbit out of 3rd floor window
 
2010-06-05 03:11:25 AM
Jamdug!: ; still can't spell her own name.

I thought she was some sort of vegetable curry
 
2010-06-05 03:11:30 AM
I hope she's not as awkward or borderline autistic acting like the 2007 Champ Kiran Chetry

/train-wreck interview goodness
 
2010-06-05 03:12:35 AM
...while everyone else in Ohio is still learning how to spell "Ohio".
www.osu.edu
/O-H!!
 
2010-06-05 03:13:57 AM
Sun God: Dust: Sun God: I have trouble spelling separate and desperate. The only way I know is to think, "There is a rat in separate, but not a desperate rat."

That makes literally no sense.

That's why those kids have to make phantom scribbles on their phantom note pads. They don't actually know how to spell the words, they're just having a visual moment.


I still don't get it though, are you trying to say there's no "rat" in "desperate"? Usually the common misspellings of those words are "seperate" and "desparate" right? So how does your "rat" mnemonic help at all?
 
2010-06-05 03:18:41 AM
Laura Newcombe, 11, a Toronto, Canada 7th grader. She tied for 17th place in 2009 at the age of 10. She missed confiserie and tied for 5th place.
Adrian Gunawan, 14, an Arlington Heights, Illinois 8th grader. He missed terribilita and tied for 2nd place.
Lanson Tang, 14, a Potomac, Maryland 8th grader. He missed leishmanic and tied for 5th place.
Elizabeth Platz, 13, a Shelbina, Missouri 8th grader. She missed rhytidome and tied for 2nd place.
Shantanu Srivatsa, 13, a West Fargo, North Dakota 8th grader. He missed ochidore and tied for 2nd place.
Joanna Ye, 13, a Carlisle, Pennsylvania 7th grader. She missed on tailleur and tied for 5th place.
Julianna Canabal-Rodriguez, 13, a Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 7th grader. She missed gyokero and tied for 9th place.
Aditya Chemudupaty, 13, a Pearland, Texas 8th grader. He tied for 12th place in 2009. He missed on engysseismology and tied for 9th place.
Andrew Grose, 13, a Sheboygan, Wisconsin 8th grader. He missed aguinaldo and tied for 5th place.
Anamika Veeramani, 14, a North Royalton, Ohio 8th grader. She tied for 5th place in 2009. She spelled juvia correctly and to win the competition she correctly spelled stromuhr.


Oh come on, they're just making shiat up now.
 
2010-06-05 03:19:49 AM
I can spell anything that Google and Bing can fix. I can also spell anything that Firefox, Chrome and Opera can fix. Words that cannot be fixed by the prior listed applications will be fudged. I do not have the energy or desire to open up an actual dictionary or even to go to a dictionary website such as m-w.com or dictionary.com.
 
2010-06-05 03:22:26 AM
Why do you need to spell to work in a call center?

/too soon?
 
2010-06-05 03:24:07 AM
These contests really embiggen the head.
 
2010-06-05 03:28:43 AM
"confiserie"?

WTF?

At what point is it a Spelling Bee using esoteric scientific terminology or odd-lot paint colors only found in a Queer Eye shopping spree vs just picking out random words from foreign dictionaries?
 
2010-06-05 03:32:55 AM
lohphat: Why do you need to spell to work in a call center?

/too soon?


Because Firefox isn't always allowed.
 
2010-06-05 03:34:00 AM
Dust: Sun God: Dust: Sun God: I have trouble spelling separate and desperate. The only way I know is to think, "There is a rat in separate, but not a desperate rat."

That makes literally no sense.

That's why those kids have to make phantom scribbles on their phantom note pads. They don't actually know how to spell the words, they're just having a visual moment.

I still don't get it though, are you trying to say there's no "rat" in "desperate"? Usually the common misspellings of those words are "seperate" and "desparate" right? So how does your "rat" mnemonic help at all?


Are you trolling? Cuz of all the things to argue about on here...

Sun God is saying the mnemonic device is to remember that the a is before rat in separate and that desperate has no occurrence of "arat."
 
2010-06-05 03:35:49 AM
lohphat: Why do you need to spell to work in a call center?

/too soon?


But I'm a precious snowflake and you're ruining my self-esteem you meanie!
 
2010-06-05 03:38:44 AM
Negus please.
 
2010-06-05 03:40:10 AM
Arnold
Onomatopoeia... O-n-o m-a t-o p-o e-i-a. Onomatopoeia.

Moderator
Alright Helga, you're next, and your word is: "qualm"

Helga
Let's see, qualm: Q-u-a-LLL..

ALSO

Tom Tucker: And now Peter Griffin. Peter, your word is "lesbians". "Lesbians".
Peter Griffin: Can you use it in a sentence, please?
Tom Tucker: "The two lesbians are going shopping."
Peter Griffin: Can you use it in a dirty sentence, please?
Tom Tucker: "The two lesbians are going shopping for double-sided marital aids."
Peter Griffin: Umm, ah. Oh. Wow.
[pause]
Peter Griffin: Could you use it in a libellous sentence, please?
Tom Tucker: "Gillian Anderson and Helen Hunt are lesbians."
Peter Griffin: L-E-S-B-I-A-N-S.

/I hate it when ESPN covers the spelling bee
//the spelling be IS NOT a farking sport!
 
2010-06-05 03:43:21 AM
Now the grammar Nazis will make fun of me since I said "be" instead of "bee". STFU! I'm drunk and didn't proofread.
 
2010-06-05 03:48:21 AM
Tenatra: Now the grammar Nazis will make fun of me since I said "be" instead of "bee". STFU! I'm drunk and didn't proofread.

media.peopleofwalmart.com

What an ass!
 
2010-06-05 03:49:42 AM
The fact that spelling bees exist at all is nothing but a massive indictment of the unholy mess that is English orthography.

/Made national spelling bee in 7th grade.
//Still think it's stupid.
 
2010-06-05 04:10:20 AM
I was the spelling Bee state runner-up as a 6th grader so I'm getting a kick. Seriously though I was and I'm not Indian. never even tried after that year because I found girls, music and sports.
 
2010-06-05 04:17:14 AM
zunkus: never even tried after that year because I found girls, music and sports.

yeah, in the dictionary.

www.guitarsandaudio.com
 
2010-06-05 04:19:10 AM
Make fun of smart people all you want, but guess who signs your paycheck?
 
2010-06-05 04:21:30 AM
img683.imageshack.us

This is a photo of my lunch today.

/And you would not believe what my mashed potatoes looked like.
//This means something...
 
2010-06-05 04:23:50 AM
I remember watching "Spell Bound" and realizing that I could spell many of the words the kids had trouble with simply because I'd come across them in my readings and/or studies.

That said, I recognized (and can spell) 3 out of the 6 words in the Fark headline (and make a good stab at a 4th), but I could only recognize 4 out of the 11 words posted by buckturgidson.
 
2010-06-05 04:31:18 AM
my hottest girlfriend ever in San Diego was a (bozeman) montana spelling bee winner. We battled pretty hard at scrabble.]

didn't hurt that she was also a gymnast. Leah, how I miss you. Well, just you doing the splits on my cock, but still.
 
2010-06-05 04:52:06 AM
Bucky Katt: Those aren't real words. Someone just made them up.

Mirin is Japanese. It's a kind of cooking sake used in everything (usually along with soy sauce and sugar). I have no idea why it's in the spelling bee, as I had no idea that it was ever adopted into the English language.
 
2010-06-05 05:02:20 AM
calbert: zunkus: never even tried after that year because I found girls, music and sports.

yeah, in the dictionary.


OOOOOOH in your FACE!!!!

/i lol'd
 
2010-06-05 05:17:56 AM
Interestingly, half those words are medical, maybe the organisers turn to medicine to find un-spellable words these days.
 
2010-06-05 05:31:56 AM
Surprised no one pointed out that they didn't have the kids try to spell "gullible" because it's not in the English dictionary - it's a French word.

Y'all are slacking...
 
2010-06-05 05:34:52 AM
Mad Canadian: Surprised no one pointed out that they didn't have the kids try to spell "gullible" because it's not in the English dictionary - it's a French word.

Y'all are slacking...


dude I just looked and it's there..
 
2010-06-05 05:37:29 AM
frizzantik: Mad Canadian: Surprised no one pointed out that they didn't have the kids try to spell "gullible" because it's not in the English dictionary - it's a French word.

Y'all are slacking...

dude I just looked and it's there..


What a quibbliessness.
 
2010-06-05 05:37:45 AM
BuckTurgidson: Oh come on, they're just making shiat up now.

I didn't even read the article until you posted those standing, how in the hell do they make sense at all?

1 first place, 3 second places, 4 fifth places
and 2 ninth places. I'm so confused!

scuffer: Interestingly, half those words are medical, maybe the organisers turn to medicine to find un-spellable words these days.

I call hacks against her, she aspires to be a surgeon! She has the upper hand
 
2010-06-05 05:51:37 AM
I can't believe I missed the spelling bee this year! I totally would have been tripped up by nahcolite. Why does nahcolite even have an h? It makes no sense as a word.
 
2010-06-05 06:02:35 AM
img23.imageshack.us
 
2010-06-05 06:05:30 AM
bmihura: Make fun of smart people all you want, but guess who signs your paycheck?

The dick that sucked his way up into management?

Or married his way in?

Or happened to be the friend of a friend/neighbor/cousin/golf buddy?

Yeah. Smart is not WHAT you know but WHO you know.

If only I had learned that when I was young enough to titty up.
 
2010-06-05 06:13:40 AM
university of wne mecixo lobos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKRff_4jOgk
 
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