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    National Spelling Bee

    The televised coverage will be tomorrow on ESPN and ABC but according to the official site http://www.spellingbee.com/ the preliminaries will be streamed live today on ESPN3 - http://espn.go.com/espn3/

    I love watching the spelling bee. I don't have any favorites this year. Maybe a Canadian and come through and win it this year.

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    Thanks for starting this! I love watching the Spelling Bee. Too bad I can't watch the Prelims today, but I'll defintiely be watching the final!

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    I wasn't able to watch it live either but it is available for replay - http://espn.go.com/espn3/player?id=6...size=condensed

    It will be something nice to watch while I'm working tonight.

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    Remember Kavya Shivashankar's little sister. She is now a contestant. Has all the same mannerisms. There are some very cute young ones here for the first time. I love watching the earlier rounds. They go a lot faster and they don't ring the awful bell.

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    Here's a bit of news involving The Bee: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100603/...ng_bee_protest
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

    from Speedy Death

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    Washington Post: Pool of National Spelling Bee competitors whittled down to 48

    Quote Originally Posted by A.H.Black View Post
    Remember Kavya Shivashankar's little sister. She is now a contestant. Has all the same mannerisms.
    At 8, Vanya Shivashankar is the youngest contestant this year: http://www.kansascity.com/2010/06/01...ister-act.html

    Kansas City TV news article: Vanya Shivashankar Narrowly Misses Spelling Bee Semis
    She made the 3rd round but "failed to qualify for the semifinals because of her lower score on the written test."

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    Last edited by Sylvia; 06-04-2010 at 05:51 PM.

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    Cool -- thanks, Sylvia. I'm following it.
    Charter member of the "We Always Believed in Ashley" Club and the "We Believe in Ricky" Club

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    Today's semi's are going much longer than usual - at least since I have been watching. We are an hour longer than in the past. I wonder if stopping in the middle of a round has any effect on the spellers or the outcome.
    Last edited by A.H.Black; 06-04-2010 at 07:04 PM.

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    Looks like a bloodbath in Round 6.
    AceOn6, the golf loving skating fan

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    I noticed last night that one of the spellers had Yu Na Kim listed as her favorite athlete.

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    They take a long time showing the words to the viewers after pronouncing it to the constestant (who has about two minutes to puzzle it out). It's not as if I'm playing along; I haven't even heard of 99% of these words. I had only heard of "mirin" today.

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    I've been watching this for too many years. I recognize words in the lower rounds that used to be on the championship list. I guess they are put in lower rounds because they are words that all/most of the competitors would have studied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soxxy View Post
    They take a long time showing the words to the viewers after pronouncing it to the constestant (who has about two minutes to puzzle it out). It's not as if I'm playing along
    I love playing along -- it's half the fun (especially if you haven't heard of the word)!

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    That was pretty anti-climactic. ABC really had time for commercials. I hope they made lots of money.

    Congratulations to Anamika.

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    I missed this, but I am seeing a local production of the 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee musical soon, looking forward to it.

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