Words escape me!

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  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    http://news.yahoo.com/mo-spelling-bee-hits-snag-runs-words-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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  3. FL Wannabe

    FL Wannabe Active Member

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    Ran out of words? Too funny!
     
  4. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/08/us/spelling-bee-marathon/index.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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    TrackerSam New Member

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    As Archie said to Ethel, "Stifel yourself".
     
  6. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Who's Ethel? His wife was Edith. :floorlaugh:
     
  7. AlwaysShocked

    AlwaysShocked Well-Known Member

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

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