Posts tagged "spelling bee"

Nothing Is More Riveting Than The Scripps Spelling Bee

How better to celebrate the English language than to watch the Scripps Spelling Bee? Not only does it glorify the ability to memorize massive quantities of information and spit it out under pressure in front of a room of peers, it also illuminates the weird and wonderful chimera that is our language. The sheer drama…

By: Megan Reynolds / May 29, 2013

Today’s Lady News: 14-Year-Old Girl Can Spell “Cymothichous” (And You Can’t)

Sukanya Roy, 14, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee last night. Sukanya is the 46th female to win and the fourth consecutive Indian-American. Sukanya’s winning word was “cymothichous,” which is Greek for “wavy-haired.” Congratulations! [The Mary Sue]
Melinda Hernandez, 30, was a juror in the controversial trial that acquitted NYPD’s “rape cops” last week. A…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 2011

Numbnut — Can You Please Use That In A Sentence?

So the kid who won the National Spelling Bee this past weekend, was asked to spell a word that, to him sounded like numbnut. I literally just spit my coffee all over my keyboard.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 5, 2008