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Better the kids should learn cal-i-sten-ics.
I still remember the kid from many years ago who won the Bee on the word "luge."Huh?
I was a great speller once. Never went national but did all right in the 6th grade. Yeah, life's not fair.
skuh-DAD-uhl -- as in, "scram!"skedaddle - you know that if you saw any Westerns - which these kids haven't.mehr-uh-TOK-ruh-see -- which the Bee pretty much is.meritocracyahn-tuh-LAHJ-uh-kuhl -- of or relating to the science or study of being.ontologicalehv-uh-DEN-chee-ehr-ee, one of two law-related words to confound folks so far. (Lieu being the other.)evidenciary (not sure of that one)
I like chary ice cream.......
Nope, life is not fair, you best get that through your head. I can't imagine it was ever intended to be. It's all about playing the hand yer dealt, spell bitches.
Since when is 'onomasticon' an obscure word? I have at least four of them ('onomastica' of course) sitting on my shelves - three for Cicero and one for the Younger Pliny.
It's a little obscure, but it's not difficult. If you were guessing, isn't that how you would guess?As a fourth-grader, the word that tripped me was fuchsia. I'd never heard of it. What little boy would have?
Just ask google, e.g. supposing you're doing astronomysisageeDid you meansimisage siagie sagee sisgi
Dr Weevil said...Since when is 'onomasticon' an obscure word? I have at least four of them...I had one of those, in Pokemon Platinum ( I think. ) Took it forever to evolve into a 'wallymammal'.
Minnesota kid got knocked out. sarrusophone.
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