So the old woman Slow entertained herself with the National Spelling Bee semis and finals today because they were on ESPN after the French Open this morning. Spelling Bees – ESPN? I don’t get what spelling has to do with sports but whatever. I’m not in charge of programming or anything else for that matter at ESPN, but I am wondering if Chess or Checkers or Dominoes or Words With Friends or Playing Cards will be on that channel in the future. Oh, excuse me por favor which is Spanish for please. The World Series of Poker IS already on ESPN every week. My bad.
The Three Finalists
Evidently the Bee Peeps started with 278 kids earlier this week and were down to 9 finalists tonight. And then there were three. Oh, Brother…these must be some kinda Smart Kiddie Peeps to spell words like they had to spell. Seriously, Dude – where do they get those words?
Are these like Joke Words, for God’s sake? Say them in a sentence, if you can. Give us the origin. Greek by way of Latin via early French. Is it possible to pronounce this word in a different way? Is it possible to pronounce this word At All? It was a real nail-biter all right as the finalists bit the dust one by one, but at last we had a Champion this evening and to the Victor belongs the Spoils. You rock, Snigdha!!
It’s A Family Win!
Oh, please. Now I get why we’re so fascinated with the Spelling Bee today. Enthralled, enthralled, enthralled. Looks like Slow was a Speller back in the day before the words got this hard. Yeah, get a load of this Grimes County Champion in 1959 which was more than a half century ago. Wow! Once upon a time in a small town in southeast Texas there lived a little girl who could spell pretty well. Who cares? Certainly not moi.
Get me outta here, Percy…I’m about to get a headache from Big Words and Old Lesbians…catch you later, Sports Fans!
i have always remembered my fourth grade year when i was the third from the top and lost to the stupid word feud. i stood up there nervous as all get out and they said spell feud. my hands sweating, and swaying back and forth, i said, feud, fue, oh my gosh, wait, hang on a minute, i said it wrong! they said sorry, you may sit down. it was over, i had messed up. i said ue instead of eu. gosh darn it, another slip of the tongue!! lol, that was my spelling bee experience. so close, but no cigar!!!
Aha, the proverbial close but no cigar…how many times has The Red Man had that experience??!! Clearly you survived unscathed except when reminded by the national spelling bee which would merrily ding you for fued. BTW, I totally agree with your spelling that word just like it sounds. Keep smiling, Amigo!
you too Sheila, and enjoy your weekend! it is damp, chilly, and rainy here, but i can not complain. we have had a mini drought here and need the rain
Send some rain to Texas, will you? I thought we were going to have a reasonable year, but the rains have stopped and I think Lake Conroe looks like it’s going down again like it did last summer. Hope we can avoid the forest fires…that was too close for comfort around here.
Aha, the proverbial close but no cigar. The Red Man is too familiar with that syndrome and offers condolences for a loss that is totally understandable with phonetic spelling. Fued, of course. Like Fuel. Remember you’re a Champ in our Camp!!
thanks for this comment! i think we all have some things in our lives that we will always remember.