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jendf
06-01-2011, 05:38 PM
Papilionaceous (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/papilionaceous?show=0&t=1306964076)--adj. having a corolla (as in the bean or pea) with usually five petals that include a large upper petal enclosing two lateral wings and a lower carina of two united petals

This is what one of our AZ reps had to spell in round 3 of the Scripps Spelling Bee today. He got it! I shudder to think what the poor kid will have to spell in later rounds.

Ever since I watched the documentary Spellbound, I've been fascinated with the spelling bee and the students who make it to D.C.

Do you pay attention to the spelling bee? Are you a proud word nerd?

ralph wiggum
06-01-2011, 05:46 PM
We had to spell this at live trivia a week ago Monday:

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

:eek:

jendf
06-01-2011, 05:52 PM
We had to spell this at live trivia a week ago Monday:

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

:eek:

Did you get it right?

jendf
06-01-2011, 05:59 PM
There's even an 8-year-old (http://public.spellingbee.com/public/spellers/2011/254) in the competition! And he's still in it through 3 rounds.

linda22003
06-02-2011, 08:13 AM
Do you pay attention to the spelling bee? Are you a proud word nerd?

What do you think? ;)

Bailey
06-02-2011, 08:17 AM
What do you think? ;)

I have a question: have you ever competed in a spelling bee?

linda22003
06-02-2011, 08:23 AM
I have a question: have you ever competed in a spelling bee?

Only in school, back in the day. I never went to "the show". :D

linda22003
06-02-2011, 08:25 AM
In fact, I still remember the word that sent me down in flames, in the school final (I was in fourth or fifth grade). The word was mucilage, and I had never heard that word for glue.

I tried to relate it to a word I knew, decided it was similar to fuselage, and spelled it accordingly. I still hear that buzzer in my dreams.

Bailey
06-02-2011, 08:28 AM
In fact, I still remember the word that sent me down in flames, in the school final (I was in fourth or fifth grade). The word was mucilage, and I had never heard that word for glue.

I tried to relate it to a word I knew, decided it was similar to fuselage, and spelled it accordingly. I still hear that buzzer in my dreams.

Now its clear why you go after other peoples spelling lol :D

linda22003
06-02-2011, 08:49 AM
Now its clear why you go after other peoples spelling lol :D

With a post like that, be glad I don't go after punctuation. ;)

Bailey
06-02-2011, 09:02 AM
With a post like that, be glad I don't go after punctuation. ;)

But you do, every chance you get. ;):D

ralph wiggum
06-02-2011, 09:11 AM
Did you get it right?

No, we missed one vowel near the end. Not one of the teams got it right. And there is no googling or using phones/computers to cheat.

jendf
06-02-2011, 11:53 AM
Our Arizona representatives and the 8-year-old from Virginia didn't make it to the semifinals. Bummer.

You can check the round-by-round results here (http://public.spellingbee.com/public/results/2011/round_results).

Lots of kids still in it!

jendf
06-02-2011, 11:53 AM
No, we missed one vowel near the end. Not one of the teams got it right. And there is no googling or using phones/computers to cheat.

Not bad to only miss it by one letter!

linda22003
06-02-2011, 11:57 AM
Is there any action on this? I've got a hundred to put on any Asian or Indian kid, sight unseen. :p

jendf
06-02-2011, 12:00 PM
Homeschooled kids seem to do well here too, Linda. Don't forget those students.