Spellbound: Things We Love About the Annual Spelling Bee

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Marissa Rothkopf Bates on May 28, 2009 at 10:19AM

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 One Less Thing To Worry About

a Marissa Rothkopf Bates on May 28, 2009 at 10:19AM

We worry a lot about the youth of today. We're concerned they play too many video games, eat too much junk food and don't respect their parents enough, but we think they must be getting brighter. Take a look at recent winning spelling bee words, compared with those of earlier days:

1936: interning
1938: sanitarium
1941: initials


2001: succedaneum
2004: pococurante
2007: serrefine

Maybe junk food is good for them after all?

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