Friday, May 29, 2009

The Scripps National Spelling Bee - 2009 Winning Word

For those who have not yet heard, the winning word of this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee was "Laodicean," which is defined by as: "of or relating to Laodicea, or indifferent in matters of religion."
Congratulations to Kavya Shivashankar, the 13-year-old winner from Olathe, Kansas. Excellent job.


On a separate note, one of the earlier words in the finals was "brachyology," which sounds a lot like the word "bracketology" of which I have previously posted.

A brachyology is defined by as: a figure of speech that is an abbreviated expression. An example is the omission of "good" in "good morning."


Anonymous said...

Ironic, isn't it. You misspelled "Laodicea" in your first paragraph. You got "laodicean" right, and the map has the place name correct. You transposed an i and an e.

Tee hee!

Wordacious said...

Thank you Anonymous. I guess I have learned not to post in a hurry. The more ironic part is, the misspelling was a cut and paste from, which, as you can see, I did credit them for. Still, I should have checked. So, thank you again.

Wordacious said...

P.S. I did correct the error for future readers.

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