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A socially dysfunctional home-schooled boy.
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A socially dysfunctional home-schooled girl.
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A socially dysfunctional foreign-born child.
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A socially dysfunctional private school child.
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A somewhat normal child. (who are we kidding)
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The Official 2004 National Spelling Bee Thread

Old 06-02-04, 05:11 PM
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The Official 2004 National Spelling Bee Thread

It's everyone's favorite time of the year! Time for some socially inept home-schooled youth to capture the hearts of millions of Americans.

Luckily, with the new forum rules, we can keep it all in one thread, instead of starting other threads after a certain number of posts.

Here is the television schedule (NOTE: Those of you TiVoing it may want to pad your recordings):

ESPN Broadcast Schedule

Wednesday, June 2: Round Four from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN2

Thursday, June 3: Championship Rounds (A.M.) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on ESPN2

Thursday, June 3: Championship Rounds (P.M.) from 1 to 4 p.m. on ESPN
Now for the good stuff, pics from this morning's session:








[TK]So, who ya got?[/TK]

http://www.spellingbee.com/

Last year's thread: http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...light=spelling

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Where is the option for "Its all rigged and I want a Ribwich!"?
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Originally posted by chrisih8u
Where is the option for "Its all rigged and I want a Ribwich!"?
It's not wrestling, or the NBA.
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ftp://ftp.smoovenet.com/pub/lardlad/...spelling34.mp3
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Old 06-02-04, 05:44 PM
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This is just outstanding.



This kid is using an imaginary pencil to spell the word on the back of his number. An imaginary pencil.

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Originally posted by Mad Dawg
This is just outstanding.

This kid is using an imaginary pencil to spell the word on the back of his number. An imaginary pencil.
Surprisingly alot of kids do this. Obviously they can't have a real pencil, so they do that as to better visualize a word. I can say I'm guilty of doing that a few times.
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Originally posted by Deftones, Esq
Surprisingly alot of kids do this. Obviously they can't have a real pencil, so they do that as to better visualize a word. I can say I'm guilty of doing that a few times.
Sorry about that, Def. Didn't mean to insult your imaginary pencil.

I did notice that he wasn't the only one.
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I've seen Deftones use his imaginary pencil when I tell him to **** off in person. After a short delay while he writes the word down, he flips me off.
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Originally posted by El Scorcho
I've seen Deftones use his imaginary pencil when I tell him to **** off in person. After a short delay while he writes the word down, he flips me off.
[busts out my imaginary pencil] you are a j-e-r-k-o-f-f
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Caption this, 2004 Spelling Bee Edition:

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National Spelling Bee contestants admitted into remedial math program.
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Boy Faints, Then Spells Word Correctly

POSTED: 10:23 am EDT June 3, 2004
UPDATED: 3:08 pm EDT June 3, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A fainting spell in Washington -- or, more accurately, a fainting speller.

A 13-year-old boy from Colorado appeared to faint, and collapsed on stage Thursday during the final round of the National Spelling Bee.

But that didn't keep him from spelling his word correctly.

Akshay Buddiga stood up again after a few seconds -- and, to the amazement of judges, he immediately started spelling his word.

The word was "alopecoid" -- and he spelled it perfectly, bringing the crowd to its feet.

Akshay went back to his seat, but was escorted off stage and given medical help.

He was expected to return.

Some 46 kids began the final day, facing words like Weimaraner, which one kid got right, and solipsistic, which somebody got wrong.

The last one standing will win $17,000 in cash and other prizes.

Those who missed words were taken off the stage to applause and into a room with sodas, snacks and a dictionary -- in case they want to know how to spell the word that sent them there.

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The last one standing will win $17,000 in cash and other prizes.
I guess Akshay doesn't have much of a chance now.
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Wow, these people are too damn emotional.
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shouldnt this go in book talk or something
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anyone with sense enough to love Best in Show should know how to spell weimaraner.

I thought the goofy looking kid was going to win, but as I turn on my tv, it just wasn't meant to be.
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spelling is as much a sport as bowling, pool, poker/blackjack, and fishing. god i love espn.
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yeah you go ahead and believe that...
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"Wave your hands in the air like you just don't care 'word origin?' 'can you use it in a sentence?' care c-a-r-e care"
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Re: The Official 2004 National Spelling Bee Thread

Originally posted by Y2K Falcon
Now for the good stuff, pics from this morning's session:

Spoiler:
Hey, the first guy you pictured won. What about that.
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Originally posted by Iron Chef
Some 46 kids began the final day, facing words like Weimaraner, which one kid got right, and solipsistic, which somebody got wrong.


Wow, solipsistic do you feel proud they used you in the speeling bee?
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Akshay Buddiga stood up again after a few seconds -- and, to the amazement of judges, he immediately started spelling his word.
To the amazement of me, no one even friggin went over to help him up when he fell. Everyone just stood around watching as he lay there on the ground.
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Competition is intense - I don't blame them. I bet some of those sick little bastards were happy that he went down.
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