“Oh, numnah!”

As you may know, Sameer Mishra, 13, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee last night. This clip of Sameer being asked to spell “numnah” is really funny:

He won the bee after correctly spelling “guerdon.” The second place winner, Sidharth Chand, 12, lost when he missed the “i” in “prosopopoeia.” At least “prosopopoeia” is an impressive word to lose over. I remember losing my eighth grade spelling bee after spelling “octopus” with a “u” instead of an “o.” I had out-spelled everyone in the eighth grade except for one other kid, and then came what should have been my easiest word: octopus. I still went home with a trophy, but I then had to face the embarrassment of admitting what my losing word was to anyone who asked. Needless to say, I didn’t go on to nationals. However, I did get my picture in the local paper. Of course, they misspelled my name.


May 31, 2008 - Posted by | Comedy |

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: