Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Serrefine, S-E-R-R-E-F-I-N-E, serrefine.

It's time once more for that weirdly fascinating event known as the National Spelling Bee (airs tomorrow and Friday). The kids are awkward (some more than others), yet there is something captivating about watching these middle school boys and girls triumph on national t.v., unashamed of their nerdliness. If you've never seen this event before, I highly recommend catching some of it - Tivo the finals if you can - I'm willing to bet you won't be able to click away from it.

3 comments:

Rick MacPherson said...

i SO wanted to be a champion speller in elementary school... however whenever we had a spell-off, i was inevitably one of the first kids to take his seat... test anxiety and uber-shyness beat out youthful enthusiasm every time...

then again, maybe it was the nun with ruler in hand who often swatted our knuckles when misspellings occurred...

i'm such damaged goods!

sarah said...

have you seen "spellbound"?
http://www.spellboundmovie.com/

Jim Lemire said...

Rick - I could never get past the word 'pneumonia'. nuns with rulers, huh? You are damaged goods. :)

Sarah - no, not yet, but I'll be sure to check it out.