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#1 Grinler

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 11:53 AM

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) -- It is said that youngsters in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington never forget the misspelled word -- like "trouvaille" or "odylic," to name recent troublemakers -- that knocks them out of the competition.


http://www.cnn.com/2005/EDUCATION/06/17/se...s.ap/index.html

For some reason I find this sad. Leave this in the domain of children I say!

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 12:28 PM

I think continuing education is a good idea. Some people enjoy learning for it's own sake, so do not. If learning (or in the case of many adults, re-learning) can be made into a 'game', then it is more palatable to people of all ages.
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 09:59 PM

I say if they are sad from not winning the kids spelling bee let them go at it in the adult spelling bee, with easier rules and less people making it easier to win. Also they may want to see how good there spelling is now that there at least 50.

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 01:02 AM

Considering the general level of English proficiency current today, any way to improve it is to be commended. I fail to understand why, though, there are two standards, one for young people and one for older people.
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 11:10 PM

CNN article can't be found.

However when I did a Google search for adult spelling bee wyoming.

BleepingComputer came in at 3rd. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 01:08 AM

BleepingComputer came in at 3rd.


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