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Somehow I hadn't even seen these truly hilarious photos of young "traditional marriage" supporters standing around the National Org. For Marriage's "March For Marriage" holding signs rife with misspellings of basic words. But I'm glad Mr. Takei did see them...
Posted by Photo Boy Like any great illusionist, Beyonce is a master of misdirection. Remember when she secretly incanted Illuminati spells instead of singing the national anthem at our Secret Muslim Dear Leader’s second inauguration? Well, now she’s pretending her doctors have ordered her to cancel shows, which she knows will jumpstart the pregnancy rumors, Read More...
Post by Lindsay Mannering Between goodie two-shoes Emily Maynard and born-again virgin Sean Lowe, Bachelor and Bachelorette nation has been experiencing a fantasy suite dry spell. But! There's hope. Our season 9 Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock will reportedly take advantage of the sexy private time sans cameras with all three of her final suitors. Show More Summary
The Nazi bride murder trial of 38-year-old Beate Zschäpe (alternately spelled Zschaepe) will begin on Monday in Munich, Germany. The alleged last surviving member of a far-right terror group called the National Socialist Underground (NSU), Zschäpe is charged with accessory to the murder of 10 people and membership in the neo-Nazi terror organization. Nine of [...]Show More Summary
Congress is considering bipartisan legislation that could spell the end to the nation’s long Internet sales tax holiday.
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Stefan Fatsis pans the new decision by the National Spelling Bee to force contestants to memorize definitions: There are two reasons for the change. One is philosophical—that learning definitions will make the event more educational for its participants. The other is procedural—allowing the Bee to better accommodate its new overlord, television. Both are wrongheaded. … [...]
In 2006, a former Scripps National Spelling Bee finalist named Emily Stagg wrote an op-ed in the New York Times advocating a big change in the competition. Stagg wasn’t just any speller; she was one of the children profiled in the documentary Spellbound, which helped catapult the Bee from annual curiosity to primetime programming. Show More Summary
My husband loves words like "leister." It's a seven-letter word, conferring a 50-point bonus on a Scrabble player, that's made up of common letters in the game's universe of tiles. So are its anagrams "sterile" and "retiles," of course, but you can add an "s" to leister, if there happens to be a spare one on the board.
Scripps National Spelling Bee, America's annual tribute to idiocy in which do-nothing burnouts from around the country speak random letters into a microphone in the hopes that perhaps some of them will spell a word, is finally making an attempt to better itself. More »
It's no longer good enough to spell six-syllable words — kids who hope to advance to the semifinals and finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee also have to know what the head-scratchers mean. The organizers of the annual event announced Tuesday that competitors will t …
Sure, the whiz kids who make it to the National Spelling Bee each year can spell obscure words, but do they know what they mean? A vocabulary component has been added to the mix this year, which could end up stinging some stellar spellers. “Spelling...
When you're watching the spelling bee, do you ever get the sneaking suspicion that some of the kids simply memorized the dictionary? Read more...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Young contestants at the Scripps National Spelling Bee will face a new challenge this year - not only having to spell obscure words, but also to know what they mean.
Spelling Bee kids will have to know definitions via Rickey.org You can spell it, but do you know what it means? Vocabulary test added to the National Bee The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
(WASHINGTON) — Ever wonder if those spelling bee kids know the meanings of some of those big words? Now they’ll have to prove that they do. Organizers of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Tuesday announced a major change to the format,...Show More Summary
Arvind Mahankali was barely five years old when he first set out to win at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, though of course, it took him about four years to actually make it there. Arvind first competed in the competition at the age...Show More Summary
The Republican National Committee released its long term assessment report yesterday. Called “Growth and Opportunity,” the document is intended to spell out the current state of the GOP (not good) and ideas on how it can improve. I...Show More Summary