National Spelling Bee becoming easier to predict

If a speller walks off before hearing the correct spelling of a word, drink.

By late morning, more than 100 contestants had taken the stage, successfully spelling words such as gneiss, brachiopods and dactylology, and striking out on the words quokka and toile.

"There wasn't this pipeline or anything like that".

"There are a lot of fun things to do and she's met a lot of people", Fuller said.

Perhaps most amusing, though, was that when Google first tweeted the "America's Most Misspelled Words" infographic, it pointed out that folks in Washington, D.C., needed the help of the internet to spell the word "ninety". As an eighth-grader, she will not be eligible to compete next year.

Bio: Charity has many interests, and one of the big ones is hanging out with her best friends. It's gotten way more competitive since my time.

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Mrs. Eugenia Tachie-Menson he Executive Director of Young Educators Foundation (YEF), organisers of The Spelling Bee Ghana said they have worked very hard over the last three months to ensure that Lily Tugbah would be ready for the competition.

We'll note first that "sauerkraut" is a pretty reasonable word for Pennsylvanians to struggle with, both inside and outside of Dutch country.

Three students from across Washington state will compete this week.

This year's 291 spellers come from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Department of Defense Schools in Europe. You know, one of those books you can find in a library or bookstore?

Nair has been quizzing her daughter, Mira, at least 2 hours a night, and more on weekends, since last year's bee.

Bringing together two states that could not be further apart on the political spectrum was "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", as users in both West Virginia and CT users needed help deducing the nonsensical word popularized by the film "Mary Poppins". Mira fell just short of advancing from the preliminary rounds a year ago and wants to improve on that.

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