Monday, 26 June, 2017

Google reveals top misspelled words in every state

Kelley Robertson | 01 June, 2017, 01:14

Six members of the Shelton family have guesses in for who will win the bee, plus the length of the winning word, the origin of the winning word, whether the victor will have a "prepubescent moustache" and more.

To get to the national level, Naomi first had to win the Maine State Spelling Bee in March.

"I don't think I learned about co-champions yet", she said.

Last year, she finished tied for 22nd in the national contest.

The 10-year-old from Omaha correctly spelled her first word in the oral preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday.

Dale and his mom are at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, with 291 of the nation's best spellers for the 90th annual bee. "It gives a lot of hope for people".

The finals will be broadcast on ESPN2 on Thursday morning and ESPN on Thursday evening. The test is considered the bee's first round.

Other words of note include Wisconsin's most misspelled word, a proper noun - the state's name itself, WISCONSIN. After turning in their test sheets, they streamed out of the ballroom where the bee is held and began frantically Googling the answers. Her favorite words? Refrigerator and escalator.

The contestants include Edith Fuller of Tulsa, Oklahoma, who recently turned 6 and is the youngest participant to qualify for the national spelling bee. The previous 6-year-olds did not get past the preliminary rounds and have not returned to the bee. "They're really hard for me so I make sure to practice the rules and make sure that I know all of that", she said.

Ba said she wants to become an architect when her spelling days are behind her. Lekshmi Nair, who participated in the bee from 1988-1990, said she showed up knowing next to nothing about her fellow spellers.

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