WhoGAS: Ah. I miss sarcasm a lot. My apologies.
Cerebral Ballsy: noazark: Mr. Right: when practicing for spelling bee competitions, kids are given the list of words. In other words, THEY'RE TEACHING TO THE TEST!!!While that may be true of classroom spelling bees, unless things have drastically changed during the last few decades -- and I grant that they very likely could have -- at the county, regional, and state levels, this is not the case ... I was never given a list of words in advance. My study and preparation for those contests basically consisted of reading the dictionary, cover-to-cover.Where are you from? The words my district used didn't appear in any dictionary I had access to at home. Many of the words were of foreign origin and very rarely ever used. I had never heard of about 90% of the words on our list. We used British spellings.
TomD9938: A bilingual spelling bee?
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