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mrpologuy

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Did anyone wtach the spelling bee on ABC last night? I enjoyed it and was thinking about having a spelling bee party. I can see spelling bees gainning popularity.
 

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It's bizzare how spelling bees have somewhow become hip. I'll admit to being a fan.
 

faustian bargain

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i tried to watch it but i forgot how to spell 'ABC'.
 

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YES of course!
me watching the spelling bee started one night in the dorms like 3 years ago, when it came on ESPN, everyone got hooked.
what was up with all the german words?? and hawaiian.
i was bummed to hear that my boy Samir got out before the championship round, i was rooting for him!
also i liked the second place Canadian girl.

word up.
 

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I was totally blown away by all the foreign words - I don't think that either hechser (from the hebrew) or wermacht (from the german) should count as english words.


but boy, were those some geeky kids. I wonder how much time the finalists have spent, collectivly, stuck in their lockers?
 

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"Chair"

"Can you use it in a sentence?"

"The word I'm asking you to spell is 'chair'"

"c-h-a-i-r-e, chair"

[for you South Park fans]
 

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Originally Posted by globetrotter
but boy, were those some geeky kids. I wonder how much time the finalists have spent, collectivly, stuck in their lockers?

I don't want to sound like a perv, but did you miss the girl from North Carolina? Talk about a fish out of water, in the looks department. And she was in the final three to boot. She'll make spelling cool at her school.

b
 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Checks
"Chair"

"Can you use it in a sentence?"

"The word I'm asking you to spell is 'chair'"

"c-h-a-i-r-e, chair"

[for you South Park fans]


Hilarioius. From 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (at least when we saw it) for a kid they pulled from the audience:

"Cow"
"Can I have the defintion please?"
"It's...a cow!?"
"Can you use it in a sentence?"
"Please spell 'cow'."
 

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I was thinking about having a spelling bee at my new apartment. I was going to have food and drinks after we finish. Our words wouldn't be as hard as theirs, but still fun I bet. Is this a lame idea?
 

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Originally Posted by rdawson808
I don't want to sound like a perv, but did you miss the girl from North Carolina? Talk about a fish out of water, in the looks department. And she was in the final three to boot. She'll make spelling cool at her school.

b


Ha... I mentioned the same thing while I was watching it, and had to remind myself that these are 14 year olds. We are perverts. Damn us...
 

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Originally Posted by rdawson808
I don't want to sound like a perv, but did you miss the girl from North Carolina? Talk about a fish out of water, in the looks department. And she was in the final three to boot. She'll make spelling cool at her school.

b



yeah, that is part of getting old - you can't even think those thoughts anymore.
 

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Originally Posted by mrpologuy
I was thinking about having a spelling bee at my new apartment. I was going to have food and drinks after we finish. Our words wouldn't be as hard as theirs, but still fun I bet. Is this a lame idea?

I think that is a great idea. It would be a fun and unique party, likely more fun than a trivial pursuit party.

I didn't watch it. I was channeling surfing and the best thing I could find was spelling. I thought this is going to be even more than golf and turned the TV off and actually did something; ironically, I went and played Scrabble
Was the competition actually interesting? Learning new and wierd words interests me, but I can't imagine it was enthralling to watch them try and spell them.

I wonder how long this resurgence of "it's cool to be smart" will last?
 

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Originally Posted by CoryB
....

I wonder how long this resurgence of "it's cool to be smart" will last?


probably until the onset of the second Dark Age.
 

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