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  1. #1
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    Words escape me!

    http://news.yahoo.com/mo-spelling-be...224418481.html

    Mo. spelling bee hits snag, runs out of words

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) After 19 rounds in a Missouri county's annual spelling bee over the weekend, only two of the 25 contestants who started the competition remained.

    Several hours and 47 rounds later, an 11-year-old and her 13-year-old adversary had used up all of the available words, forcing organizers of the Jackson County Spelling Bee to temporarily halt the showdown.

    "It was legendary," said Mary Olive Thompson, a library outreach manager and co-coordinator of the Saturday spelling bee....

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    Ran out of words? Too funny!

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    http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/08/us/spe...html?hpt=hp_t2

    Winner declared in rematch of marathon spelling bee

    By Susanna Capelouto and Janet DiGiacomo, CNN
    updated 5:17 PM EST, Sat March 8, 2014

    (CNN) -- The D-E-F-I-N-I-T-I-O-N of a good spelling bee may have forever changed in Missouri.

    It took seventh grader Kush Sharma more than 90 rounds and two days -- separated by about two weeks -- to finally get the winning word.

    He beat fifth grader Sophia Hoffman, who went out on the word "stifling," earning a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee....


    Oh c'mon! I could spell stifling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/08/us/spe...html?hpt=hp_t2

    Winner declared in rematch of marathon spelling bee

    By Susanna Capelouto and Janet DiGiacomo, CNN
    updated 5:17 PM EST, Sat March 8, 2014

    (CNN) -- The D-E-F-I-N-I-T-I-O-N of a good spelling bee may have forever changed in Missouri.

    It took seventh grader Kush Sharma more than 90 rounds and two days -- separated by about two weeks -- to finally get the winning word.

    He beat fifth grader Sophia Hoffman, who went out on the word "stifling," earning a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee....


    Oh c'mon! I could spell stifling.
    As Archie said to Ethel, "Stifel yourself".

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackerSam View Post
    As Archie said to Ethel, "Stifel yourself".
    Who's Ethel? His wife was Edith.

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    Yeah. And it's spelled stifle, not stifel.



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