also? the spelling bee.
Good for you, Katharine Close of New Jersey, for winning the National Spelling Bee
. I'm not a huge fan of high-pressure, national TV broadcasting, offshore betting spelling bees for kids
because really—it's an ulcer waiting to happen for your 12-year-old, don't you think?
But that's probably just jealousy because I'm not the world's greatest speller. I have trouble with all -ance/-ence and -ant/-ent words, probably because I can't hear the difference (raised with the Central Pennsylvania accent
, don'tcha know...linguists love us).
So yeah, "u-r-s-p-r-a-c-h-e" means "money for college."** ok, ursprache is really a synonym for protolanguage, which I believe is much easier to spell