Spelling Bee?

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  1. mrpologuy

    mrpologuy Senior member

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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.
     
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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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    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.

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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]


    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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    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.

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    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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    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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    A little girl from our podunk town apparently made it really, really far. To the semi-finals or whatever they call it in the spelling bee world. *EDIT*: Actually it was this girl: http://www.spellingbee.com/05bios/259.shtml James Wood represent!
     
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    yeah, that is part of getting old - you can't even think those thoughts anymore.
    After the age of 18, I suppose.
     
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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?

    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 [​IMG] 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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    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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