May 31, 200612:44 PMThe Life
Pop Quiz: Spelling
May 31, 2006 - 12:44 PMCan you spell... haggle, banally, apparel, inaccurate, allege, culottes, derogatory, precedent, immolate, basmati, lycanthropy, succussatory, fete, olio, nullipara, melee, scopolamine, Erewhonian, zemi, Pierian, cembalo, perciatelli, Capharnaum, oeillade, sprachgefuhl?
The 25 words above were given to the record-breaking total of 275 contestants this morning in Round 1 (the Written Round) of the National Spelling Bee. ESPN does a live feed of the Preliminary Championship Rounds tomorrow morning from 9am to noon (PDT), and ABC will broadcast the finale tomorrow night from 8pm-10pm. But if you want some real insight into this competition, check out the Spellbound DVD.
Gosh, it seems like a million years since my NSB meltdown... ;-)