Spelling Bee was Great Entertainment!

  1. Some of those words? I'm proud of those kids and will add them to my PDA.
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  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    Indeed! And I was thrilled that a major network carried it.
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    A friend's daughter was part of the contest - I didn't watch however.

  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    I've always prided myself on being an excellent speller, but I've never even HEARD some of the words and would have spelled them incorrectly for sure. Those young people are what's right with America, and I'm proud of them!
  6. by   Daytonite
    i try to watch the national spelling bee every year. i had watched the earlier rounds on espn and wrapped up my last post on allnurses so i could watch the finals on abc. unfortunately, i don't think abc would have carried this if it hadn't been for this year's writer's strike. there were some good moments. the girl who had to spell nietzschean had me on the floor with her facial expressions and comments. and when the boy who eventually won misheard his word and questioned them, "numb nuts?" and got a laugh it was just precious! can you believe that some of these kids actually went through the entire dictionary 4 and 5 times in preparation for this? now, that's dedication to studying!
  7. by   SuesquatchRN
    Daytonite, I loved that kid who won! What a hoot! Another geek with a sense of humor. My peeps.

  8. by   donsterRN
    He was awesome. I have to admit that I cry every year whenever the youngster realizes he's won... such shock, relief and joy! I watched the contest online and am so proud of these youngsters for studying hard and having the guts to get up there and do it! I see so many people who can't spell and can't write. What a breath of fresh air these young people are!
    Last edit by donsterRN on May 31, '08 : Reason: Because I can't spell "fresh" without the ****** "e"...!
  9. by   CHATSDALE
    the future is in good hands...they have good work skills, inate smarts and determination
  10. by   suni
    I was hoping the girl from Harrisburg would win since it is my hometown.
    I fell asleep so who did end up winning?
  11. by   Daytonite
    it was won by 13-year old sameer mishra from west lafayette, indiana. can you believe he already knows that he wants to be a neurosurgeon? the word he won with was "guerdon".