Thursday, May 31, 2007

It's not that kind of bee

Yesterday's local paper ran a piece from the AP in anticipation of this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, about the challenge of finding the right words for the contest. Paragraph three, though, shows Joseph White is a little out of his league (emphasis and link mine):

The young competitors have spent months poring over word lists and dictionaries, probing the depths of entomology in an attempt to answer one nagging question: What strange word is Carolyn Andrews going to come up with next?

It would seem the author needs some time to brush up on his vocabulary, starting with etymologies.

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