How are immigrants from a Hindu nation putting the Protestant work ethic to shame, even within spelling bees, the most American of contests?
I was able to channel my inner fourth-grade self, tap into the spelling bee movement, engage professionals with the community and help underserved kids all at the same time.
According to bee officials, using Spell Check during a competition can result in a permanent ban from the sport, which could cost Mr. Van Kesseline millions in endorsements from dictionary companies.
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I began to do what I always do when I feel envy and stupidity: get mean. Like a teenage bully I began poking fun at these dorks because, after all, smart equals geek, right?
Like the best television, the Bee provoked thought but didn't provide all the answers in neatly packaged sound bites.
America's got a buzz for spelling bees, or at least, for entertainment involving spelling bees. From the hit documentary "Spellbound," to the terrific...