March 5, 2004

Spellbound...

We just watched Spellbound, the documentary on the National Spelling Bee. It's a true delight, I recommend it highly.

Do other countries have spelling bees? I've never heard of it. I suspect they deserve to be called the American Game as much as Baseball does. If you wander about in American history and literature, you will encounter the spelling bee quite often. I remember them from school, though I was never very good. I know more words than most people, but can't spell them worth a darn...

* Update: B. Durbin points out in a comment this interesting post by Bryan Micklethwait on spelling bees and melting pots...

Posted by John Weidner at March 5, 2004 8:24 PM
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