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That spelling bee was a blast! I only wish that the final round had been more Spellbound-stylee.... each of the final competitors on the stage going head-to-head instead of tabulating points to pick the winners.

But no matter -- at least now I know how to spell "schnozzle," right? ;)

Also -- some great photos from the event here:

Posted by imaginary dana | January 9, 2007 5:55 PM

thank you imaginary dana! may we link to your photos?

Posted by benjamin & josh | January 9, 2007 6:44 PM

Oh, Amy Kate. I feel your pain. I get the A-N-C-E part but usually add an extra R, as in P-E-R-S-E-R-V-E-R-A-N-C-E, which is how I incorrectly pronounce it as well.

Posted by Fnarf | January 9, 2007 7:20 PM

Fnarf, I didn't write this, Andrew Bleeker did. (Do you think I would misspell "perseverance"???) I say it wrong, too; is that a NW regionalism?

Posted by Amy Kate | January 9, 2007 7:34 PM

Benjamin and Josh -- of course you may! But I didn't take them, my super talented pal Kaley Davis did. I'm sure she'd love the link.

Posted by imaginary dana | January 9, 2007 7:34 PM

Despite evidence that may suggest otherwise, I wouldn't misspell "perseverance" either. That's what's so insane about this!

Posted by andrew b | January 9, 2007 7:45 PM

Well, I feel Andrew Bleeker's pain then. Somebody's pain, that's for damn sure. I say "perseRvere" too, and I'm ashamed.

Posted by Fnarf | January 9, 2007 8:42 PM

Benjamin + Josh: yes, indeed I would love the link to my photos from your site! Also, if you could help me identify the people whose names I missed, that would be fabulous.

Posted by kaley | January 9, 2007 10:46 PM

This is thread so spelling-nerd insidery and I LOVE IT.

Posted by Amy Kate | January 10, 2007 12:28 AM

Indeed, the world of spelling bees and their contestants is highly idiorrhythmic, 'n' shit.

Posted by lauren m. | January 10, 2007 10:41 AM

thanks kaley! praying at the mic is steve k. (tied for 4th with brian r.); crossing his fingers is patrick h.

amazing pokémon guy is nate w. :)

Posted by josh | January 10, 2007 3:04 PM

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