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When You Don't Know How To Spell The Word ... Do This

Jun 21, 2016

Every year, 285 of the best spellers from around the world converge on Washington D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Televised by ESPN, this competition is a huge deal for any young logophile as the winner is awarded $40,000, a savings bond, and a lifetime membership to Britannica Online. Unfortunately, some competitors can't handle the pressure and find themselves misspelling a word when everything is on the line. When this happens, you can either hang your head in defeat or go out in a blaze of glory like 13-year-old Jack Pasche did in 2012. Only a truly idiosyncratic person would think to spell "idiosyncratically" like that.

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