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How the dab became the unofficial victory dance of the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Dabbing – an Internet dance craze and NFL quarterback Cam Newton’s preferred touchdown dance  – appears to have become the unofficial victory dance of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. 347 more words

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San Jose Middle Schooler Finishes 6th In National Spelling Bee

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Rutvik Gandhasri of San Jose finished in sixth place at the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition, but will be eligible to return to compete next year. 193 more words

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America's worst spellers: Here are the most misspelled words in the US, according to Google

While America’s best spellers were busy testing their knowledge with words like “gesellschaft,” “groenedael,” “zindiq” and “euchologion” Thursday night, some of the nation’s worst spellers were being shamed on social media. 280 more words

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For the third year in a row, the US National Spelling Bee has two winners

Two prepubescent word nerds are having the best week of their lives.

Last night (May 26), 11-year-old Texan Nihar Janga and 13-year-old New Yorker Jairam Hathwar won the coveted US Scripps National Spelling Bee championship. 190 more words

B-U-R-N! National Spelling Bee Handles a Twitter Troll

An Internet troll found out the hard way that the kids on stage aren’t the only people who can spell at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. 264 more words

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Nihar Janga & Jairam Hathwar: 5 Things About The New Spelling Bee Champions

Nihar Janga and Jairam Hathwar spelled their way to v-i-c-t-o-r-y, dominating the 89th National Spelling Bee to become co-champions on May 26. As these two enjoy their success, here are 5 things to know about these vocabulary marvels. 482 more words

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