Holy smokes, who comes up with these words??
Scripps Howard runs the spelling bee. They print a booklet with words divided into three levels of difficulty. Otherwise, I guess they use an unabridged dictionary, since they have to be able to provide the pronunciation, definition, and an example of the word. Maybe etymology, too, but I'm not sure.
posted on 05/29/2003 4:31:28 PM PDT
To someone who speaks Greek and Latin they wonder what all the fuss is about-these are everyday words to them.
posted on 05/29/2003 6:12:45 PM PDT
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How many other languages have Bees? Russian doesn't, there is no need. That language is nearly 100% phonetic. Notice how 'phonetically' is not spelled phonetically? English was invented by accident. (Shakespeare spelled his name a dozen different ways over the course of his life.)
posted on 05/29/2003 8:00:54 PM PDT
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