If you haven't yet heard, a 13-year-old from Indiana by the name of Sameer Mishra won the Scripps National Spelling Bee Friday evening. The winning word was guerdon which is defined as "something that one has earned or gained." Congratulations Sameer and thank you for adding humor to the evening with your response upon mishearing the word numnah (See post below for a replay).
While on the subject of spelling, a friend recently emailed me a link to a different kink of spelling test for "regular folks." Give it a try, it is a lot of fun.