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  • #16
    Re: Could you have spelled Laodicean?

    Originally posted by gh
    Then you might have beaten other 8th-graders to win the national spelling bee!

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 17SQGB.DTL

    For next year's final question they ought simply to use the name of this year's winner: Kavya Shivashankar :-)
    Note for brilliant Western minds. The winner's name is spelled phonetically in English. Unlike Polish, Hungarian, and various other "European" names.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by gm
      Becca, you will have your coaching credential yanked if you can't spell iliopsoas!
      Yeah I've taken enough anatomy/physiology/kineseology/coaching education classes that I should have known that one, but I am pretty sure if someone had asked me how to spell it I would have failed.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Pego
        Originally posted by bambam
        Originally posted by Pego
        No American could get the spelling of Krzyzewski right just by listening. Everybody here pronounces it "shishevski" instead of "krzhizevski".
        Shishevski is the correct pronunciation
        Powell might disagree :wink: .
        Doesn't matter - that's how he (Krzyzewski) pronounces it.

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        • #19
          Re: Could you have spelled Laodicean?

          Originally posted by polevaultpower
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          However, I definitely would have missed amarevole, avalement, geusioleptic, axolotl, iliopsoas, and maecenas.
          Anybody who grew up reading Mad in the '50s would have no problem with axolotl.

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          • #20
            The future of the spelling bee?

            http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/cnishared/too ... 282009.jpg

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            • #21
              Re: Could you have spelled Laodicean?

              Originally posted by polevaultpower
              Originally posted by gh
              Then you might have beaten other 8th-graders to win the national spelling bee!

              http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 17SQGB.DTL
              I could have spelled Laodicean.
              I spelled that word correctly when Sports Center had a preview of the word. Honestly, I thought the word was a little easy to spell for the championship.

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              • #22
                Being a minister, I've become very accustomed to Laodicea.
                If you're ever walking down the beach and you see a girl dressed in a bikini made out of seashells, and you pick her up and hold her to your ear, you can hear her scream.

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