Friday, May 30, 2008


I love the national spelling bee. I was fortunate to see this moment live (on ABC).

In a later interview, the contestant-- who was the eventual winner-- said he was relieved the word wasn't "numbnuts" because there are so many ways to spell numbnuts. Either this kid is a brilliant comedian or he has zero sense of humor and isn't aware of any word that doesn't appear in the dictionary.
"Numbnuts. What is the etymology? Numbnuts. Could you use it in a sentence? Numbnuts. Is there any other pronunciations? Numbnuts. K-N-U-M-N-U-T-S... Knumnuts."

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