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Why Miss America could never have been Miss India
American Thinker ^ | 09/16/2013 | Ethel C. Fenig

Posted on 09/17/2013 6:59:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

There have been many ugly tweets and other nasty comments about the new Miss America, Syracuse, NY born and aspiring cardiologist Nina Davuluri. The former Miss New York is of Indian descent; many of the negative commenters thought she was Arab and/or Muslim. Not so incidentally there were also many positive tweets and comments.

Paradoxically, according to Malika Rao writing in The Huffington Post, Davuluri would never have won a similar pageant in her parents' native India because she was too...dark. Yes, even in India, skin color is important--the lighter the better.

But there was an unfortunate irony to the win, noted mostly by Indian and Indian-American writers. Davuluri is dark-skinned. In India, where skin color is a national obsession, you likely wouldn't see someone of her complexion in a pageant, much less winning one.

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Writing at FirstPost, Lakshmi Chaudhury quipped that Indians prefer their beauty queens "vanilla, preferably accessorised with blue contact lenses."

And to get that vanilla shade, beauty contestants in India, and apparently other women, take some drastic steps. In a previous Miss India contest Every contestant was "taking some sort of medication to alter her skin, particularly in colour" according to the embedded writer, Susan Runkle. Indeed, the winner that year, Sonali Nagrani, looks more European than Indian.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: beauty; india; indianamericans; missamerica; pageant
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To: SeekAndFind

no doubt she is a hottie... but honestly, having been to India many times... there are lots better looking than her. I am not joking.


51 posted on 09/17/2013 8:28:39 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: al baby

She sailed across the stage on her knees at one point. I didn’t realize she had pads on while watching it. At the time I thought, “that’s gonna leave a mark.” I get it now.


52 posted on 09/17/2013 8:30:41 AM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: al baby

RE: Knee Pads?

I am tempted to ask Monica Lewinsky if she bought one of those.... :)


53 posted on 09/17/2013 8:32:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: MadIsh32

All I got was lame “You’re old Whitie” nonsense...


54 posted on 09/17/2013 8:33:34 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: DwFry

Reading comprehension my friend.

Lets try this again.

How is Miss American not in touch with American culture?

Bollywood dancing?

Wearing a sari?

I am really curious what you think American culture in 2013 is


55 posted on 09/17/2013 8:35:53 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: MadIsh32

I got it. You’re pretending the kids (since anyone else isn’t a part of American culture according to you) are all doing Bollywood dances & wearing long flowing robes.

Once you let go of this fantasy we’ll talk.


56 posted on 09/17/2013 8:40:49 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: DwFry

So define American culture in 2013


57 posted on 09/17/2013 8:43:03 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: MadIsh32

Balkanized.

Now lets talk about what history tells us that will usually leads to...


58 posted on 09/17/2013 8:44:59 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: Nea Wood
MISS AMERICA 2013 : THE TOP FIVE (3 are of Asian descent):


59 posted on 09/17/2013 8:48:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“Where de white women at?”


60 posted on 09/17/2013 8:49:46 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: DwFry

“Balkanized.

Now lets talk about what history tells us that will usually leads to...”

Winner Winner Curry Dinner


61 posted on 09/17/2013 9:19:45 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: SeekAndFind

Every TSA employee should get this one!!


62 posted on 09/17/2013 9:23:05 AM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: Little Pig

CCR fan? If so, God bless ya!


63 posted on 09/17/2013 9:28:53 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: DwFry

Yeah, I totally agree!!!

Multi-culturalism, WHO NEEDS IT!!!!

Look at all those damn cultures spoiling America!!! Scots-Irish (Andrew Jackson, Daniel Morgan), Welsh (Daniel Boone), Highland Scots(Andrew Carnegie), Scandinavians(Erickson - the guy who deisgned the Monitor, Dahlgren - the guy who designed the Civil War Cannon), Germans (Albert Einstein, Dwight Eisenhower), Finns(invented the log cabin), Frenchmen , Italians, Irishmen!!!!

WHEN WILL IT END?????

(Sarcasm)


64 posted on 09/17/2013 9:30:18 AM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: ZULU

Being a smartass (and not understanding the term “multiculturalism”) doesn’t change history.

All White European Christians you listed by the way....do you even know what point you were going for?


65 posted on 09/17/2013 9:36:11 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

I had no idea they judge each other by the color of their skin - ..I had a girlfriend in the Phillipines that I used to take to a resort in the Phillipines in 1970, called Blue Beach. I liked the sun and water. I bought a bikini for her and told her to wear it when we were going out on a boat or beach. She always threw a towel or a robe on herself. When I asked why? she said “I don’t want to look Black.” I couldn’t explain that a tan(?) made her look extremely vivacious. She got killed taking a boat to Cebu to tell her family she was getting married.


66 posted on 09/17/2013 9:40:20 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: DwFry

Excuse me, your sheets are showing.

By the way, I’m not black (I feel I have to explain that at times to some people - sort of head em off at the pass.)


67 posted on 09/17/2013 9:42:51 AM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: ZULU

Screaming “racist” at any argument you cant refute only goes to highlight the holes in your argument.


68 posted on 09/17/2013 9:44:29 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: DwFry

Maybe you should take a look at some of he brightest students coming out of schools these days. A lot of them are Indian-Americans and a lot of them are Chinese and Phillipino Americans.

I should have added Asian Indians (Bobby Jindahl, Hailey Barbour) to my list!!!


69 posted on 09/17/2013 9:46:33 AM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: DwFry

What IS the hole in my argument?? Is American a gene or a way of thinking?

I really DOUBT most of today’s losers in Europe - all lily-white- are better timber for American than a LOT of the people coming out of Asia. If you think you can look to western Europe as a source of people who think like Americans, you are sadly mistaken.

And I’m NOT being a “smartass” here.


70 posted on 09/17/2013 9:50:06 AM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: Nea Wood

I guess there would probably be outrage from some people over there. Racism and stupidity comes in all flavors.


71 posted on 09/17/2013 9:52:16 AM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: ZULU

” A lot of them are Indian-Americans and a lot of them are Chinese and Phillipino Americans.”

What are you even talking about? How could this possibly change anything I said?

I’m not going to chase you around this thread while you slay dragons that only exist in your imagination.


72 posted on 09/17/2013 9:53:34 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: FreedomPoster

One of our biggest problems is that due to Leftist orthodoxy, we have largely quit teaching students and immigrants what being American is truly all about.

About to be enshrined in Obama’s “core curriculum”!!


73 posted on 09/17/2013 9:53:44 AM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think some people are just stupid. A person lives in this country, and they want to try to win “miss America”, they have every right to do so, and it makes no difference what their cultural heritage is.


74 posted on 09/17/2013 9:55:24 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: ZULU

No, you decided to be racist....it’s amazing how you can project your own bigotry onto others. Now your posts make perfect sense.

Lily White & proud...jerk


75 posted on 09/17/2013 9:55:45 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll take all five. You don’t have to wrap them up. I’ll take them as is. :)


76 posted on 09/17/2013 9:56:05 AM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: a fool in paradise

I don’t know why it would matter if an american of arab descent, or an american who practices the muslim faith, was able to win a beauty contest.


77 posted on 09/17/2013 9:56:52 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: DwFry

Well, actually I’m lily-white and I helped kill civilization and I leave others to determine who of us is the real jerek.


78 posted on 09/17/2013 9:57:54 AM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: Nea Wood

I want a white woman to enter the black miss america contest, claiming that they “identify” as black.

Of course, I told my daughter she should apply for all the minority scholarships, and on the forms say she “identifies” as whatever it takes to get the scholarship.


79 posted on 09/17/2013 9:58:50 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Be careful, you will upset the “REAL” Americans. (Sarcasm)


80 posted on 09/17/2013 9:59:32 AM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

My identity on those damn forms as to “race”, is “human”.

Screw them.


81 posted on 09/17/2013 10:00:30 AM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: MadIsh32

“I am really curious what you think American culture in 2013 is”

It certainly isn’t Indian culture.


82 posted on 09/17/2013 10:01:28 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: ZULU

RE: I should have added Asian Indians (Bobby Jindahl, Hailey Barbour) to my list!!!

Haley Barbour is not Asian. Nikki Haley is though.


83 posted on 09/17/2013 10:03:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: CharlesWayneCT
RE: an american who practices the muslim faith, was able to win a beauty contest.

A woman who practices the Muslim faith and joins a beauty contest would probably look like this:

84 posted on 09/17/2013 10:06:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: CharlesWayneCT

The writer made it sound like it was impossible for her to be muslim. There are persons in India and Pakistan that are muslim.

It is irrelevant to her candidacy but if she’d be muslim, it would make headlines just as her heritage is making headlines.


85 posted on 09/17/2013 10:06:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sorry, Got my Barbours mixed up ( :)_)


86 posted on 09/17/2013 10:08:37 AM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s cause she ain’t from Texas! Everyone knows Miss Americas are supposed to be from Texas and preferably a Baylor or SMU student. If she was properly Texan nobody would dare start this racist cr4p, even if she was jet black and had no vowels in her name.

But I have to admit she is dang near purty enuf to be a Texas gal. Maybe her mom just got lost on the way to the hospital.


87 posted on 09/17/2013 10:09:10 AM PDT by Zippo44 (Liberal: another word for poltroon.)
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To: DwFry

This country has been “Balkanized” from the start

Slave states vs non slave states nearly ripped the union apart.

Jim Crowe laws, the gilded age, women’s suffrage, camps for the Japanese during WW2, segregation until the mid 1960s.

American culture has been defined by that. There has never been a homogeneous American culture


88 posted on 09/17/2013 10:10:18 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: CodeToad
“I am really curious what you think American culture in 2013 is”

It certainly isn’t Indian culture.

Well, then, it's a good thing the new Miss America has been quoted as saying, "I always viewed myself as first and foremost American."

Nothing wrong with her holding on to aspects of her family's history (e.g., with her Bollywood-style dancing).

89 posted on 09/17/2013 10:11:19 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: MadIsh32

Thanks for proving my point about how a fractured culture usually leads to bloodshed.

Glad you’ve seen the light & will no doubt join the viewpoint that strives to avoid more fracture/bloodshed in the future.


90 posted on 09/17/2013 10:12:47 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Or be beheaded.


91 posted on 09/17/2013 10:14:55 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: MadIsh32

“This country has been “Balkanized” from the start

Slave states vs non slave states nearly ripped the union apart.

Jim Crowe laws, the gilded age, women’s suffrage, camps for the Japanese during WW2, segregation until the mid 1960s.

American culture has been defined by that. There has never been a homogeneous American culture”

Exactly. Not to mention that, during earlier waves of immigration, plenty of European immigrants (Greek, German, Irish Italian, etc.) were initially considered not “white” or “American.” So, not only has Balkanization been part of America from the start, so too have fears that “there’s too much Balkanization, and [insert group] just aren’t American enough”


92 posted on 09/17/2013 10:16:13 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: DwFry

“Glad you’ve seen the light & will no doubt join the viewpoint that strives to avoid more fracture/bloodshed in the future.”

What, exactly, is the “viewpoint that strives to avoid more fracture/bloodshed in the future”?


93 posted on 09/17/2013 10:19:35 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

At what point can we simply be Americans?

Earlier waves don’t mean alot what you had half the country empty & travel was almost non-existent for most people. No welfare, no unemployment checks, little government education, no medicare.medicaid, no racial handouts, etc...

And you can’t import a million without displacing another million OF YOUR OWN COUNTRYMAN today. Why are you own countrymen less important than multiculturalism/immigration?

And you wonder why many people have an instinctively negative reaction to a Miss America who reflects a celebration of this?


94 posted on 09/17/2013 10:26:55 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

We’re starting to go in a circle here...


95 posted on 09/17/2013 10:29:44 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: DwFry
At what point can we simply be Americans?

We can. The new Miss America views herself as one: "I always viewed myself as first and foremost American." Why not take her at her word?

96 posted on 09/17/2013 10:31:56 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Her actions...


97 posted on 09/17/2013 10:32:22 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: DwFry

What actions?


98 posted on 09/17/2013 10:32:44 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: ZULU
LIST OF SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE WINNERS ( Notice the names of the winners that have cropped up since 1999, and the names of the LAST SIX WINNERS. They are spelling ENGLISH WORDS, mind you ):


Spelling Bee Winners
Year Champion/ Sponsor Winning Word
1925 Frank Neuhauser, Louisville Courier-Journal (Kentucky) gladiolus
1926 Pauline Bell, Louisville Courier-Journal (Kentucky) abrogate
1927 Dean Lucas, Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio) luxuriance
1928 Betty Robinson, South Bend News-Tribune (Indiana) albumen
1929 Virginia Hogan, The Omaha World-Herald (Nebraska) asceticism
1930 Helen Jensen, Des Moines Register & Tribune (Iowa) fracas
1931 Ward Randall, White Hall Register Republican (Illinois) foulard
1932 Dorothy Greenwald, Des Moines Register & Tribune (Iowa) knack
1933 Alma Roach, Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio) propitiatory
1934 Sarah Wilson, Portland Evening Express (Maine) deteriorating
1935 Clara Mohler, Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio) intelligible
1936 Jean Trowbridge, Des Moines Register & Tribune (Iowa) interning
1937 Waneeta Beckley, Louisville Courier-Journal (Kentucky) promiscuous
1938 Marian Richardson, Louisville Times (Kentucky) sanitarium
1939 Elizabeth Ann Rice, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (Massachusetts) canonical
1940 Laurel Kuykendall, Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) therapy
1941 Louis Edward Sissman, Detroit News (Michigan) initials
1942 Richard Earnhart, El Paso Herald Post (Texas) sacrilegious
1946 John McKinney, Des Moines Register & Tribune (Iowa) semaphore
1947 Mattie Lou Pollard, Atlanta Journal (Georgia) chlorophyll
1948 Jean Chappelear, Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio) psychiatry
1949 Kim Calvin, Canton Repository (Ohio) dulcimer
1950 Diana Reynard, Cleveland Press (Ohio)
Colquitt Dean, Atlanta Journal (Georgia)
haruspex
1951 Irving Belz, Memphis Press Scimitar (Tennessee) insouciant
1952 Doris Ann Hall, Winston-Salem Journal & Herald (North Carolina) vignette
1953 Elizabeth Hess, Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) soubrette
1954 William Cashore, Norristown Times Herald (Pennsylvania) transept
1955 Sandra Sloss, St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Missouri) crustaceology
1956 Melody Sachko, The Pittsburgh Press (Pennsylvania) condominium
1957 Sandra Owen, Canton Repository (Ohio)
Dana Bennett, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado)
schappe
1958 Jolitta Schlehuber, Topeka Daily Capital (Kansas) syllepsis
1959 Joel Montgomery, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado) cacolet
1960 Henry Feldman, Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) troche
1961 John Capehart, Tulsa Tribune (Oklahoma) smaragdine
1962 Nettie Crawford, El Paso Herald-Post (Texas)
Michael Day, St. Louis Democrat (Missouri)
esquamulose
1963 Glen Van Slyke III, The Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) equipage
1964 William Kerek, Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio) sycophant
1965 Michael Kerpan, Jr., Tulsa Tribune (Oklahoma) eczema
1966 Robert A. Wake, Houston Chronicle (Texas) ratoon
1967 Jennifer Reinke, The Omaha World-Herald (Nebraska) chihuahua
1968 Robert L. Walters, The Topeka Daily Capital (Kansas) abalone
1969 Susan Yoachum, Dallas Morning News (Texas) interlocutory
1970 Libby Childress, Winston-Salem Journal & Sentinel (North Carolina) croissant
1971 Jonathan Knisely, Philadelphia Bulletin (Pennsylvania) shalloon
1972 Robin Kral, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Texas) macerate
1973 Barrie Trinkle, Fort Worth Press (Texas) vouchsafe
1974 Julie Ann Junkin, Birminghan Post-Herald (Alabama) hydrophyte
1975 Hugh Tosteson, San Juan Star (Puerto Rico) incisor
1976 Tim Kneale, Syracuse Herald Journal-American (New York) narcolepsy
1977 John Paola, The Pittsburgh Press (Pennsylvania) cambist
1978 Peg McCarthy, The Topeka Capital-Journal (Kansas) deification
1979 Katie Kerwin, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado) maculature
1980 Jacques Bailly, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado) elucubrate
1981 Paige Pipkin, El Paso Herald-Post (Texas) sarcophagus
1982 Molly Dieveney, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado) psoriasis
1983 Blake Giddens, El Paso Herald-Post (Texas) purim
1984 Daniel Greenblatt, Loudoun Times-Mirror (Virginia) luge
1985 Balu Natarajan, Chicago Tribune (Illinois) milieu
1986 Jon Pennington, The Patriot News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) odontalgia
1987 Stephanie Petit, The Pittsburgh Press (Pennsylvania) staphylococci
1988 Rageshree Ramachandran, The Sacramento Bee (California) elegiacal
1989 Scott Isaacs, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado) spoliator
1990 Amy Marie Dimak, The Seattle Times (Washington) fibranne
1991 Joanne Lagatta, The Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin) antipyretic
1992 Amanda Goad, The Richmond News Leader (Virginia) lyceum
1993 Geoff Hooper, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee) kamikaze
1994 Ned Andrews, The Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) antediluvian
1995 Justin Tyler Carroll, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee) xanthosis
1996 Wendy Guey, The Palm Beach Post (Florida) vivisepulture
1997 Rebecca Sealfon, The Daily News (New York, New York) euonym
1998 Jody-Anne Maxwell, Phillips & Phillips Stationery Suppliers, Ltd., (Kingston, Jamaica) chiaroscurist
1999 Nupur Lala, The Tampa Tribune (Florida ) logorrhea
2000 George Abraham Thampy, The St.Louis Post-Dispatch(Missouri) demarche
2001 Sean Conley, The Aitkin Independent Age (Minnesota) succedaneum
2002 Pratyush Buddiga, The Rocky Mountain News (Colorado) prospicience
2003 Sai Gunturi, The Dallas Morning News (Texas) pococurante
2004 David Scott Pilarski Tidmarsh, South Bend Tribune (Indiana) autochthonous
2005 Anurag Kashyap, The San Diego Union-Tribune (California) appoggiatura
2006 Kerry Close, Asbury Park Press/Home News Tribune (New Jersey) Ursprache
2007 Evan M. O'Dorney, Contra Costa Times (California) serrefine
2008 Sameer Mishra, Journal and Courier (Indiana) guerdon
2009 Kavya Shivashankar, The Olathe News (Kansas) Laodicean
2010 Anamika Veeramani, The Plain Dealer (Ohio) stromuhr
2011 Sukanya Roy, Times Leader (Pennsylvania) cymotrichous
2012 Snigdha Nandipati, U-T San Diego (San Diego, CA) guetapens
2013 Arvind Mahankali, New York Daily News (New York, NY) knaidel

99 posted on 09/17/2013 10:32:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The winning words got more exotic after 1995. Quality of spellers likely has dramatically improved since the 90’s.


100 posted on 09/17/2013 10:39:05 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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