German word wins spelling bee/Stromuhr

The winning word in the Scripps National Spelling Bee was stromuhr.

Anamika Veeramani of North Royalton won by spelling the word “stromuhr” correctly after the last of the other nine finalists had tripped up, Scripps Howard News Service reported. For those unfamiliar with the word, it is of German origin and means an instrument for the measurement of viscous substances.

I hope they pronounced it correctly.

Online spelling bee tutoring programme.

Spelling bee protesters (scroll down for photos of placards, e.g. ‘Enuf is enuf’, ‘All you need is luv’ and so on.

(Thanks to Karen)

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