Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Memorable words from the National Spelling Bee

Inside the National Spelling Bee Dissecting the winning words                      Corey Rangel Inside the National Spelling Bee Dissecting the winning words Corey Rangel
Kelley Robertson | 10 June, 2017, 06:21

Despite the incorrect spelling Camerota praised Vinay for her efforts, with Cuomo chiming in.

That wasn't enough to help Vinay - who then asked for language of origin ("gibberish"), part of speech ("a noun, but may be used as a verb or an insult"), and alternative pronunciations ("there are many").

"But I'm kind of exhausted at the same time", Ananya added.

But Rohan, from Oklahoma, misspelt the word marram and left Ananya to go on to spell two words correctly before claiming the championship on Thursday.

Ananya's parents and brother stormed onto the stage to embrace her as the confetti fell. And she took time to console Rohan, who remained in his seat, wiping tears from his eyes.

Congratulations to our 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion, Ananya Vinay.

"Congratulations to our 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion, Ananya Vinay".

Ananya's victory broke the Bee's three-year streak of ending in a tie.

"OK, you really have to give me a word I know right now".

"Covfefe", she said. "C-o-f-e-f-e, covfefe". She wins United States dollars 40,000 in cash, a trophy and other prizes, the report said.

"It was interesting to go back-and-forth for so many rounds", she said. She will return to present the award to the victor of next year's competition.

Ananya had Rohan Rajeev as her competitor.

According to her she arrived at the competition with high hopes and was disappponted by her performance but will not allow that to derail her ambitions.

The National Spelling Bee has been dominated by Indian-Americans in the recent past, and this year's win is the thirteenth consecutive win by an Indian American in the competition. The first to win was Nupur Lala. Her mother, Lekshmi Nair, competed from 1988-1990 but never came close to the title. Shourav Dasari, a past victor of both minor-league bees, was described as the consensus favorite as the ESPN broadcast began. The word dominated news coverage for much of the following day.

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