Thursday, April 3, 2008

Could You Use That in a Sentence?

Lutetium. Ever had that word in a spelling bee? Me neither. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, running at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines from Tuesday April 8 − Sunday April 13 will no doubt feature more exotic words. (But they may be easier to use in a sentence). Plus it's a musical! Do the sentences have to be sung? Must the spelling be delivered in rhyme? To discover answers to these and many more questions, let's all go!

Read about spelling bees: American bee : the National Spelling Bee and the culture of word nerds : the lives of five top spellers as they compete for glory and fame by James Maguire.

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