Thursday, May 28, 2009

Scripps Bee

After watching the national spelling bee on ABC, I'm leaning back amazed at the clues they can ask for to remember how to piece together the spelling of a word. Type of speech, origin, alternate pronunciations, correct pronunciation, definitions, etymology, use in a sentence. Even with all these clues, I do not think I would get half of the words presented. Double letters in scientific words would throw me. Afraid my knowledge of greek and latin have lapsed as well. Oh well, off I go on another three day weekend before making sure other spell checkers are working okay...

1 comment:

Nadine Hightower said...

I was never good at spelling bees becuz I have to see the word and sometimes I just don't see it in my head....I'd be like that girl writing on my hand. Nobody told me I could that so I was a totally failure!