Saturday, July 8, 2006

Spelling Wasp

It must run in the family. Both my daughter and my sister won grade school spelling bees. The difference? Cordelia didn't F-U-C-K it up by ignoring the well-established Bee Rules. And my sister went on to a career selling her plasma for booze money. So based on this empirical evidence, spelling bee champs end up as drunk monkeys.

2 comments:

regis said...

hey! a blog full of beagle pictures. excellent.

Anonymous said...

Your sister? daughter? shouldn't have been eliminated. According to the Scripps-Howard site: "10. Having started to spell a word, a speller may stop and start over, retracing the spelling from the beginning. In retracing, however, there can be no change of letters or their sequence from those first pronounced. If letters or their sequence is changed in the respelling, the speller will be eliminated."

Since she didn't change her letters when she started over, that bee was rightfully hers.

(I tried to post this to HER journal but I can't remember my Blogger password and she won't accept anonymous posts and I just HAD to share.)