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April 9, 2013
nbcnews:

Spelling bee whizzes will also be quizzed on definitions
(Photo: Alex Brandon / AP file)
It’s no longer good enough to spell six-syllable words — kids who hope to advance to the semifinals and finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee also have to know what the head-scratchers mean.
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In other news, the organizers of the Scripps National Spelling Bee are sadists.

nbcnews:

Spelling bee whizzes will also be quizzed on definitions

(Photo: Alex Brandon / AP file)

It’s no longer good enough to spell six-syllable words — kids who hope to advance to the semifinals and finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee also have to know what the head-scratchers mean.

Read the complete story.

In other news, the organizers of the Scripps National Spelling Bee are sadists.

17:40 // 1 year ago
March 22, 2011
First National Spelling Bee winner dies, word recitation skills intact: Frank Neuhauser spelled the word “gladiolus” correctly way back in 1925 to ensure his place in history as the winner of the first National Spelling Bee. He died March 11 at 97. source Follow ShortFormBlog

First National Spelling Bee winner dies, word recitation skills intact: Frank Neuhauser spelled the word “gladiolus” correctly way back in 1925 to ensure his place in history as the winner of the first National Spelling Bee. He died March 11 at 97. source

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10:43 // 3 years ago