Scripps National Spelling Bee

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    19 Hard-To-Spell Words That St. Louisans Know By Heart

    Gokul Venkatachalam, a thirteen-year-old boy from Chesterfield, had an impressive showing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, correctly spelling "bamboche," "abaisse" and "eryngo." (It was "Kierkegaardian" that did him in; he won third place.) In honor of Venkatachalam's achievement, Daily RFT ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Nine Unintentionally Funny Lyrics in Well-Known Songs

    For all the effort that is put into the art of making people laugh, often the funniest things in life happen by accident. A well-crafted joke by Louis C.K. or the Sklar Brothers is great, but most people would probably laugh harder at an old man's pants falling down on a wedding dance floor. If not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Shelbina, MO, Eighth Grader Reaches National Spelling Bee Semifinals [Updated]

    Image sourcePlatz, spelling. Speller 134 has reason to look so pissy; she made the semifinals and he did not.​Updated June 7: For those of you who missed the Spelling Bee finals (and you are absolved; the Stanley Cup Finals are providing some fabulous entertainment this year): Platz tied for s ... More >>

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    July 15, 2009