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2014-02-24 01:55:43 AM  
10 votes:

hervatski: "It was legendary," said Mary Olive Thompson, a library outreach manager and co-coordinator of the Saturday spelling bee.


LEGENDARY.


We haven't seen anything this exciting since the "Two People Tried to Check Out 'To Kill A Mockingbird' at the Same Time" incident of 1993.
2014-02-23 10:31:55 PM  
4 votes:
You see?  That's what happens when you start burning books...YOU RUN OUT OF WORDS!
2014-02-23 10:23:56 PM  
3 votes:
How can they run out of words? I have seven ready to go at any moment.
2014-02-24 06:59:44 AM  
2 votes:
If only there were some book that had a list of words in alphabetical order, with the correct spelling, pronunciation and definitions, that they could have used for more words for the spelling bee.
2014-02-24 05:30:02 AM  
2 votes:
FTA :

Both of them missed what Kush said was the hardest word: a "French word; I have no idea how to pronounce it. It was a long word."

A bilingual spelling bee?
2014-02-24 01:41:16 AM  
2 votes:
"It was legendary," said Mary Olive Thompson, a library outreach manager and co-coordinator of the Saturday spelling bee.


LEGENDARY.
2014-02-24 08:28:13 AM  
1 vote:

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.


I lost out in the final round with the word  camoflage.  The list used by the spelling bee included both the English and American spellings of the words.  I spelled it  camouflage.  28 years later, I'm still bitter.
2014-02-24 06:54:52 AM  
1 vote:

lecavalier: "The contest will resume March 8 at an undetermined library site. "

I don't know why but I find that sentence to be extremely amusing.


The Spelling Bee is going to be the opener for cockfighting and a snuff film.
2014-02-24 06:31:32 AM  
1 vote:
So, they counted to zyzzyva?
2014-02-24 06:20:38 AM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Two kids did so well that they ran out of words? Sounds like a win to me.


They should have started on the Seussionary.
2014-02-24 06:17:32 AM  
1 vote:

sexorcisst: TomD9938: FTA :

Both of them missed what Kush said was the hardest word: a "French word; I have no idea how to pronounce it. It was a long word."

A bilingual spelling bee?

Yes. Deodorant optional.


Rasors also
2014-02-24 06:11:43 AM  
1 vote:
Wait, we're complaining that the spelling bee couldn't stump some kids?

Like, we've educated kids so well?

This is a bad thing?
2014-02-24 06:11:35 AM  
1 vote:

Notabunny: How can they run out of words? I have seven ready to go at any moment.


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2014-02-24 05:53:29 AM  
1 vote:

TomD9938: A bilingual spelling bee?


Not necessarily, English has the tendency to mug other languages in dark alleys for spare diction.  It's very possible that the word was orginally french, and just appropriated.  Something like 30% of English words were originally French ones.  This was probably just 'obtained' a bit sooner, or it's a rarely used word that hasn't been updated in ages.
2014-02-24 05:45:06 AM  
1 vote:

TomD9938: FTA :

Both of them missed what Kush said was the hardest word: a "French word; I have no idea how to pronounce it. It was a long word."

A bilingual spelling bee?


Yes. Deodorant optional.
2014-02-24 05:44:45 AM  
1 vote:
TomD9938

I made it all the way to the Florida state-level spelling bee in the mid-1980s, and got knocked-out of the running by "liaison" -- also a (borrowed) french word.  To this day, I have never forgotten how to spell it.

/also to this day, I've never heard it spoken in casual conversation
2014-02-24 01:43:06 AM  
1 vote:
Two kids did so well that they ran out of words? Sounds like a win to me.
 
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