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Scripps National Spelling Bee: Do you consider yourself a good speller?

Angie 2009/05/28 18:20:11
Put me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee anyday. My spelling skills are top-notch!
I think I spell better than most people.
I don't know what I would do without spell-check!
I think my spelling is...
You!
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In an internet era where seemingly every other word is misspelled, it's comforting to know that there are kids every year who will never mix up "your" and "you're". Yup, it's time for the Scripps National Spelling Bee where eighth-grade students like Mouctika L. Paluri are frustrated when they can't spell "laeotropous" (which I think means "coiled in a leftward direction"). The Scripps National Spelling Bee is in its 63rd year and the excitement and coverage of the event has not waned. If you want a movie recommendation, you should check out "Spellbound", an entertaining documentary on the Scripps spelling bee.

Do you think you have good spelling skills? Of course, this could just be like asking people whether they think they are above-average drivers: Most people will say yes (not possible for the majority to be above-average, at least median-wise) because many people overestimate their skills.
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  • Linnaeus 2009/05/28 18:29:23
    Put me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee anyday. My spelling skills are to...
    Linnaeus
    +5
    Ay'm thu besst spelar en thuh wurld.

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  • Sai 2009/06/30 17:55:45
    I think I spell better than most people.
    Sai
    YEAH Im pretty good
  • Texas Lia 2009/06/05 17:04:32
    I think I spell better than most people.
    Texas Lia
    +1
    I Spell pretty good in English and Spanish.
  • theshleepybear 2009/06/05 01:16:49
    Put me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee anyday. My spelling skills are to...
    theshleepybear
    +1
    I am actually a local spelling bee champion. I am also a nerd.
  • BJet 2009/06/04 16:41:25
    I think my spelling is...
    BJet
    +1
    not supercalifragil....
  • MagyIsAwesomer™ 2009/06/04 02:30:19
    I think I spell better than most people.
    MagyIsAwesomer™
    +1
    Ever since I was a little kid, I was always awesome at spelling. It has always been my thing. My nickname was "Spell check" in 8th grade. When people need words spelled, they come to me.

    When I type on the internet, I always spell everything how it should be spelled and I don't even have spell check on this browser.
  • cute_angel3215 2009/06/01 23:41:24
    I think I spell better than most people.
    cute_angel3215
    +1
    yeah i spell better than some people
  • xanthus4966 2009/06/01 19:40:00
    I think I spell better than most people.
    xanthus4966
    +1
    I spell pretty well. Although over the most recent years I've begun to spell check if it's important.
  • reggi 2009/05/31 22:51:02
    I don't know what I would do without spell-check!
    reggi
    +1
    my spellin iz i guezz bead os ya
  • natily efron 2009/05/31 22:28:55
    Put me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee anyday. My spelling skills are to...
    natily efron
  • funtime 2009/05/31 22:24:41
    I think my spelling is...
    funtime
    +1
    Probably average to better speller than most people I know...I could never compete with those beautiful, intelligent kids however.....
  • The Original 1 2009/05/31 22:11:31
    Put me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee anyday. My spelling skills are to...
    The Original 1
    +1
    Ayubsowlutely!
  • ♥White♥Tiger♥Fox♥Angel♥ 2009/05/31 21:46:08
    I think my spelling is...
    ♥White♥Tiger♥Fox♥Angel♥
    +1
    i suck at spelling
  • Ex-Angel {Fallen From Grace... 2009/05/31 20:23:53
    Put me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee anyday. My spelling skills are to...
    Ex-Angel {Fallen From Grace} ~Patron Saint of Sinners~
    +2
    I very arrogantly count myself in the top percentile of great spellers of SodaHead
  • GreatLakes 2009/05/31 18:02:48
    I don't know what I would do without spell-check!
    GreatLakes
    +1
    I'm a good spellah...but not the greatest....and definitely not good enuff to go on a national spellen bee!
  • lola cullen 2009/05/31 17:53:46
    I think I spell better than most people.
    lola cullen
    +1
    i can spell its just eaiser 2 use chat on the internet cause otherwise it takes 4ever 2 type
  • SweetAsSugar(Twix) 2009/05/31 17:24:58
    I think my spelling is...
    SweetAsSugar(Twix)
    +1
    it's fine.I don't need to be the best speller in the worlld.
  • wassup 2009/05/31 16:09:09
    I think I spell better than most people.
    wassup
    +1
    i think im a pretty good speller and im better then a whole buntch of ppl but i don't think i should go in a spellin bee
  • Half-Ginger 2009/05/31 13:03:43
    I think I spell better than most people.
    Half-Ginger
    +1
    It just comes naturally to some people...
  • Bella Alice 2009/05/31 06:31:21
    I think I spell better than most people.
    Bella Alice
    +1
    im not the best but I'm pretty good
  • Amy (=Previously a Twi-tard=) 2009/05/31 05:36:32
    Put me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee anyday. My spelling skills are to...
    Amy (=Previously a Twi-tard=)
  • kelly_8... Amy (=P... 2009/05/31 05:42:02
    kelly_89_08
    +1
    Nope, I've read some of your other posts. You probably wouldn't even win a local spelling bee.
  • Amy (=P... kelly_8... 2009/05/31 11:11:46
    Amy (=Previously a Twi-tard=)
    +1
    YEAH I WULDDDD. i only spel like this on the internit
  • Flying Cupcakes ~In Harry P... 2009/05/31 05:07:01
    I don't know what I would do without spell-check!
    Flying Cupcakes ~In Harry Potter I trust~ΨρנατσΨ
    +1
    i cant spell!!!!!!!!! what so ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • PanzerMkVI 2009/05/31 04:02:55
    I think I spell better than most people.
    PanzerMkVI
    +1
    That doesn't mean I don't need the "Spell-Checker" - Primarily to deal to deal with the fact I'm a WRETCHED typist...
  • FencerCat 2009/05/31 03:04:36
    I think I spell better than most people.
    FencerCat
    +1
    I hate when grammar check gives me the wrong word... that program is so bad... Yeah, I do know the difference between to, too and two, or your and you're, and I have the degree in English to prove it.
  • PanzerMkVI FencerCat 2009/05/31 04:19:28
    PanzerMkVI
    +1
    Cat:
    What drives me nuts are the Internet Based "Spell-Nannies" that refuse to learn TECHNICAL TERMS. This means, I'll use a term on a WEB Forum I really do know how to spell, and the computerized "Spell-Checker" won't even recognize it... I'll verify the spelling on Google, and the "Spell-Nanny" will just be plan wrong. Nothing can be more frustrating that a continuous incorrect correction.
    Michael
  • FencerCat PanzerMkVI 2009/05/31 16:44:53
    FencerCat
    +1
    I know. I haven't necessarily run into that, but I'm in a medical field, and it's amazing how many medical technical words my computer doesn't recognize. I guess I get really annoyed because when I was a kid my mom used to tear my homework up if it wasn't spelled correctly or was sloppy, so it galls me that others so easliy get away with misspellings and then my computer turns around and tells me I used the wrong word when I know absolutely it's correct (the computer doesn't recognize apposition, and often doesn't really know which word is the subject, so it gives me the wrong form of the verb to correct the right one I already used!)
  • Abbadon Angel Of Destruction 2009/05/31 03:01:58
    I think I spell better than most people.
    Abbadon Angel Of Destruction
    +2
    i can spell good but helllllllllllllllll no that ill be able 2 spell thoze big azz wordz XD
  • Dinah 2009/05/31 02:19:02
    I think I spell better than most people.
    Dinah
    +1
    My mother was a college English teacher...I had to spell right or else!But I certainly still make some mistakes. The girl who won the Spelling Bee is from the Kansas City area (Olathe is a Kansas City suburb town) We are all very proud of her in K.C.
  • Chaotixa 2009/05/31 02:18:33
    I don't know what I would do without spell-check!
    Chaotixa
    +2
    spell-check

    dyslexia can f*ck with my spelling, but i still think i do alright, not scrippstaculor or anything, just average.
  • Tw!stəd_S!stər 2009/05/31 02:11:27
    I think my spelling is...
    Tw!stəd_S!stər
    +2
    Very Good in my own language. In English I don't know because I haven't practice much.
  • Chaotixa Tw!stəd... 2009/05/31 02:19:45
    Chaotixa
    +1
    and what is your language?
  • Tw!stəd... Chaotixa 2009/05/31 02:25:38
    Tw!stəd_S!stər
    +2
    Spanish, but we don't have spell contests in my country
  • Chaotixa Tw!stəd... 2009/05/31 02:29:46
    Chaotixa
    +1
    oh ok, i was just curious :)
  • Tw!stəd... Chaotixa 2009/05/31 02:35:10
    Tw!stəd_S!stər
    +2
    It's OK to ask. I like curious people.
  • Chaotixa Tw!stəd... 2009/05/31 02:36:32
  • Tw!stəd... Chaotixa 2009/05/31 02:38:24
    Tw!stəd_S!stər
    +2
    You're welcome. This looks like a chat, jejeje.
  • Chaotixa Tw!stəd... 2009/05/31 02:39:44
    Chaotixa
    +1
    i know, isnt it great? :)~
  • Tw!stəd... Chaotixa 2009/05/31 02:49:58
    Tw!stəd_S!stər
    +2
    totally.
  • NA 2009/05/31 01:48:34
    Put me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee anyday. My spelling skills are to...
    NA
    +1
    i amm thie bst spealer en te weurld!

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