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Thursday, June 02, 2005

Bee all that you can bee...

Eighth-grader Anurag Kashyap of California was crowned the winner of the 2005 United States National Spelling Bee after spelling the word "appoggiatura".

Later however, it was determined that this word doesn't actually exist in the English language and that it is actually Italian for "swissle stick". Poor Anurag was recalled and forced to spell the English version of the word. Unfortunately he spelled the word stick "S - T - I - K" and was disqualified, handing the championship to this man, who correctly spelled the word "frog".

Other words that undid contestants this year included:

Kathmandu
Snoopy
Shizzle
Martha Stewart
Cat (first round)
Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious
Antidisestablishmentarianism
Colonel (I always mis-spell that myself.)
Quaffle
Waffle
Raffle
Baffle
Bada-Bing
Bling
Sticky Buns
Beyonce

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