I'm sure you were all glued to ESPN on June 2nd, as the 2011 National Spelling Bee (The Bee, as hipsters call it) took place. With 274 Spellers, or "Bee-ers" as I like to call them, flocking to Washington DC, the competition was fierce. In the end it was Sukanya Roy, an 8th grader from Pennsylvania who took home the $30,000 dollar prize (I had no idea either) by correctly spelling "cymotrichous".
Sukanya won because her competitors couldn't spell the following words:
What a bunch of dumb asses. Don't feel bad kids, these are the words I misspelled this week:
Gatorade (I'm not even sure why this is in my vocabulary)
restaurant (this one is particularly e-m-b-a-r-r-a-s-s-i-n-g)
|Somebody had to say it.|
As if her performance wasn't impressive enough this is what the website profile said about Sukanya:"Sukanya enjoys hiking, rock climbing and ice skating. She was selected to go to Panama this summer with her school’s ecology club to learn more about the rain forest. A pianist, Sukanya also plays violin in her school’s orchestra. She won first place in the individual portion of the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter Mathcounts Competition. Last summer, she was selected to participate in Jeopardy! Kids Week at the regional level. Sukanya speaks Bengali, and every summer travels to India to visit family. She hopes to pursue a career in international relations. Sukanya participated in the 2009 and 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bees, tying for 12th place in 2009 and 20th place in 2010."
|Yes, but can you spell "restaurant"?|
I was shocked when I read her profile as it is almost identical to my 8th grade profile:
"Ginger Scone enjoys french braiding her hair, eating cookie dough and putting stickers on her new Trapper Keeper. Selected as lunch monitor on every 5th Tuesday during the Spring months Ginger enjoys the added responsibility. An avid TV enthusiast, she can be found on the couch with her trusty side kick, the TV Guide. After winning the Bicentennial Costume Contest a few years back for her life-like portrayal of Betsy Ross, Scone no longer competes in contests. Although English is her first language, she just recently mastered the difference between who and whom and your and you're. Ms. Scone hopes to pursue a career in law enforcement but let's be honest will probably end up in a dead end career like the restaurant business."
Disclaimer: Any misspellings in the post are written to display the authors cheeky sense of humor. If no misspellings are found then "Suck It, Bee-ers!"