What Is Louisiana's Most Misspelled Word?

by Johanna Valdez June 1, 2017, 1:14

Its original map spelled Washington D.C.'s most searched word as "nintey", which is definitely not how you spell out the number 90.

All spellers take a written test of their word knowledge. Merriam Webster defines the word as "capable of being perceived, especially by the senses". She's looking for redemption after getting out of last year's competition on what she calls "an easy word". At the end of the third round, those scores will be combined with scores on the written test to determine the top 50 spellers who will compete in Thursday's final. Finally, how many Reubens were being consumed during the past few months in Pennsylvania, where users were searching for how to spell "sauerkraut"? She's a 14-year-old 8 grader from Queens Lake Middle School in Williamsburg.

In 1925, Frank Neuhaser won the first national spelling bee by correctly ordering the letters of "gladiolus".

The competition is welcoming its youngest-ever participant, 6-year-old Edith Fuller, and Shaheer Imam, 13, from Catonsville, Md., is setting a more unusual record, for the longest gap - five years - between appearances. Not everyone is happy about the latest change.

"I like to read a lot and so I just tried out in 5th grade, and I actually ended up winning my school bee", she said.

San Diego County has produced two of California's four national bee champions - Anurag Kashyap in 2005 and Snigdha Nandipati in 2012.

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Bringing together two states that could not be further apart on the political spectrum was "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", as users in both West Virginia and CT users needed help deducing the nonsensical word popularized by the film "Mary Poppins".

Jairam believes the championship words will be hard enough this year that the test won't be needed.

In the morning, Propper passed her first test in the oral competition, correctly spelling "capoeira", a noun that describes a Brazilian martial art influenced by dance and music.

Preliminaries, Round 3: 1:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

"If you think about it though, that's. wow", he said.

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