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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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  • Just MEH....Piwan 2009/05/29 14:50:27
    Put me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee anyday. My spelling skills are to...
    Just MEH....Piwan
    +1
    I was always great at spelling in school, always got As...".I dun gud in spelin"LOL!!!
  • MadameMadHatter 2009/05/29 14:39:31
    I think my spelling is...
    MadameMadHatter
    +1
    I normally mess up on the key board and my handwriting is so bad its barely legible but when i write carefully or in calligraphy I'm very good at spelling
  • Peanut Santiago 2009/05/29 12:10:53
    I think I spell better than most people.
    Peanut Santiago
    +1
    .....at least most of the time. (Smile)
  • suzann 2009/05/29 10:31:28
    I think my spelling is...
    suzann
    +1
    Good when i hand write, not so good on the keyboard....
  • Common Sense Conservative 2009/05/29 06:26:09
    Put me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee anyday. My spelling skills are to...
    Common Sense Conservative
    +2
    i spel ass gode ass anibudy. Tats a fakt.
  • Night 2009/05/29 05:11:23
    I think my spelling is...
    Night
    +1
    average, I don't usual misspell words if I can help it but it does happen occasionally and I usually correct it if I catch the mistake.
  • Andrea 2009/05/29 05:10:22
    Put me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee anyday. My spelling skills are to...
    Andrea
    +2
    One of my pet peeves is misspelled words.
  • Professor 2009/05/29 05:02:18
    I think I spell better than most people.
    Professor
    +1
    I think that I am a better than average speller because I read a lot.
  • MadameM... Professor 2009/05/29 14:40:12
    MadameMadHatter
    +1
    LoL Me too
  • t.u.r.o.k 2009/05/29 04:50:29
    I think my spelling is...
    t.u.r.o.k
    +1
    I write myself.... spelling write
  • Kroovy 2009/05/29 04:44:02
    Put me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee anyday. My spelling skills are to...
    Kroovy
    +1
    I was a junoir spelling bee champion in elementary school, so right on!
  • Wilted 2009/05/29 04:42:48
    Put me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee anyday. My spelling skills are to...
    Wilted
    +1
    Hell yeah, I'm looking forward to that. Come next year I plan to unleash my mad spelling skills upon the world.
    I'm going to pretend it's a huge deal and totally serious business, poking fun at the too-intense competition. It's going to be a lot of work, but fun. Spelling is a crusial skill!
  • Soojin Wilted 2009/05/30 00:52:35
    Soojin
    +1
    It's hard to tell given the context, but I'm going to wager that you were being sarcastic with your misspelling of "crucial".
  • pynk 2009/05/29 04:22:37
    I think my spelling is...
    pynk
    +1
    is as good as it is going to get!!!
  • Jackie the Cat Goddess 2009/05/29 04:19:55
    I think my spelling is...
    Jackie the Cat Goddess
    +1
    not at it's best :(
  • Wilted Jackie ... 2009/05/29 05:53:55
    Wilted
    +1
    That's its, for a start.
  • Jackie ... Wilted 2009/05/29 21:39:41
    Jackie the Cat Goddess
    +1
    Yeah, i suppose. :)
  • ♥N A♥ 2009/05/29 04:06:52
    I think my spelling is...
    ♥N A♥
    +1
    normal. For the ones I am not sure about I spell check!
  • Mitch 2009/05/29 03:58:18
    I think my spelling is...
    Mitch
    +2
    My spelling is HORRIBLE, when i send an email or text i sometimes try to find a different way to say something because i can't spell. . .
  • Rose Voorhies 2009/05/29 03:40:14
    I think I spell better than most people.
    Rose Voorhies
    +2
    I'm a very good speller!I got straight A's in spelling in school and was always left standing at the spelling bee's!
  • ~Tommy~ 2009/05/29 03:34:56
    I don't know what I would do without spell-check!
    ~Tommy~
    +1
    im not good at writitng words but know how to use them.....i have a wide range of vocabulary
  • AudioHatt:) 2009/05/29 03:25:05
    I don't know what I would do without spell-check!
    AudioHatt:)
    +1
    Spell check :]]
  • Carpe Diem *In God I Trust* 2009/05/29 02:57:29
    Put me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee anyday. My spelling skills are to...
    Carpe Diem *In God I Trust*
    +2
    I am spell very well. I tested into college level Reading and writing classes my freshman year so I think that should prove something. On top of this I have won multiple spelling bee's.
  • Tara 2009/05/29 02:23:08 (edited)
    I think I spell better than most people.
    Tara
    +2
    Does it count that I was the Papermate Spelling Champion in the 6th Grade for our State?

    My Niece, Jazmyne Holwegner, won her School District's Spelling Bee. Jazmyne, we are so proud of you!!!

    We were so hoping that she would be going to Scripp's National. She made an error (She said e instead of an a) and as soon as it came out of her mouth, she corrected it, but it still disqualified her.
  • Serious80 2009/05/29 02:16:23
    I think I spell better than most people.
    Serious80
    +4
    I think I'm a dammed good speller......hmmmm. spell people dammed speller hmmmm
  • sjhorner 2009/05/29 01:48:20
    I don't know what I would do without spell-check!
    sjhorner
    +1
    I am not sure how I made it through school before spell check
  • MissYaYa 2009/05/29 01:46:43
    I don't know what I would do without spell-check!
    MissYaYa
    +2
    My daughter and I have been watching the Spelling Bee on TV ... OMG ... those kids are incredible. The words are INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Then you see some of the questions posted here on SH by our 'youth' that make me want to vomit with the way they misspell and can't create a decent sentence!!!
  • Julie 2009/05/29 01:35:19
    I think I spell better than most people.
    Julie
    +2
    Many years ago, I was a regional champion....but I think I've lost my edge over the past 40 years.
  • Neil 2009/05/29 00:05:47
    I think I spell better than most people.
    Neil
    +2
    I rock at spelling!
  • dreamwriter12 ✲the libraria... 2009/05/28 23:53:56 (edited)
    Put me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee anyday. My spelling skills are to...
    dreamwriter12 ✲the librarian of ρнaεt✲ in grammar I trust
    +2
    I would love to try being in a spelling bee, even though I probably wouldn't win. I can't stand misspelling words. If I'm not sure how to spell something, I always look it up. I can't believe how many people on here can't spell things like "definitely" and "approve." It leaves me speechless half the time.

    However, my favorite word has to be this one:
    Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilic-
    ovolcanoconiosis

    (Sorry, I had to split it up and put it on two lines. SH wouldn't accept it on one.)
    :)
  • NobodyHas-a-NameLikeMine 2009/05/28 23:25:46
    I don't know what I would do without spell-check!
    NobodyHas-a-NameLikeMine
    +1
    no I dont concider mycelf a berry goodd speler!
    spell-check concider mycelf berry goodd speler
  • Simply Cara 2009/05/28 23:23:36
    I think I spell better than most people.
    Simply Cara
    +1
    But I still suck.
  • Doc Ock 2009/05/28 23:17:12
    I think I spell better than most people.
    Doc Ock
    +2
    At least if i am not sure-I look it up!
  • artist1963-Progressive Patr... 2009/05/28 23:12:03
    I think my spelling is...
    artist1963-Progressive Patriot for Change
    +2
    Above average and always has been. WTH is spell-check? LOL!!!
  • Aysohmay 2009/05/28 23:04:37
    I think my spelling is...
    Aysohmay
    +2
    I'm mediocre at spelling. For example, I just learned today the you spell awesome with an e (I've been spelling it awsome for years...) Good thing Firefox has spell check =D
  • Lin 2009/05/28 22:57:50
    I think my spelling is...
    Lin
    +2
    I think I spell pretty average. What on Earth happened to that option? I get some words wrong but most people would get those wrong. I was good at spelling when I was in elementary school, but my vocabulary has only grown in inappropriate ways since then.
  • jacktown kid 2009/05/28 22:50:06
    I think I spell better than most people.
    jacktown kid
    +2
    better than average
  • Chelsea 2009/05/28 22:48:32
    I don't know what I would do without spell-check!
    Chelsea
    +2
    thanks dad
  • Leeaqua 2009/05/28 22:44:14
    I think I spell better than most people.
    Leeaqua
    +2
    But not as good as some of those kids !
  • kitkat42 2009/05/28 22:32:13
    I think I spell better than most people.
    kitkat42
    +2
    I think I'm good and then I watch the spelling bee and find out just how many words I have never heard of, let alone know how to spell!

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