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 freedictionary.com 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.


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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 reference.com as: a figure of speech that is an abbreviated expression. An example is the omission of "good" in "good morning."

3 comments:

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 freedictionary.com, 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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