Spell “appoggiatura”. Spell It, I can’t Even Say It


Anurag Kashyap won the National Spelling Bee beating 272 other spellers in a two days of competition. To be honest with you I would have a difficult time spelling “spelling bee” let alone the winner name without spell check.

Anurag, 13, of Poway clinched “appoggiatura,” a melodic tone, to take home some $30,000 in prizes. He won in the 19th round of the 78th Annual National Scripps Spelling Bee.

Anurag, a straight-A middle-school student whose favorite subject is science, tied for 47th in last year’s spelling bee. That experience “helped me to know what I should study to … like, win this thing,” he said afterward, repeatedly hiding his face behind his cardboard number.

I watched part of this competition this afternoon and needless to say I was humbled. Thank you “spell check”. I was lost at welcome contestants. To borrow a line from the movie Jerry Maguire; they would have had me at cabochon

Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin

Posted June 2, 2005 by
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