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National Spelling Bee Co-Champions VS Urban Dictionary
June 3, 2014 12:12 PM   Subscribe

Urban Dictionary Spelling Bee: In an attempt to determine a final winner from last week's Scripps National Spelling Bee, Mashable challenged National Spelling Bee co-champions Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe to words that really matter in life: selections from the Urban Dictionary.
posted by Shouraku (14 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wait. Why is it spelled 'cleptopenia", when it's spelled "kleptomania". The C. Also, how did the speller know that?
posted by hal_c_on at 12:19 PM on June 3 [3 favorites]


This is really cute, and I'm glad they didn't pick any super pervy words for them to spell. I was worried when I saw "cleptopenia".
posted by Sara C. at 12:19 PM on June 3 [1 favorite]


Because he's way better at spelling than the rest of us!
posted by sio42 at 12:20 PM on June 3


Also, what hal_c_on said.
posted by Sara C. at 12:20 PM on June 3


This is really cute, and I'm glad they didn't pick any super pervy words for them to spell.

I probably should have mentioned in the description that none of the words are NSFW.
posted by Shouraku at 12:27 PM on June 3 [1 favorite]


I thought the cleptopenia was going to end with penis and I too was relieved when it was pens.
posted by sio42 at 12:28 PM on June 3



Wait. Why is it spelled 'cleptopenia", when it's spelled "kleptomania". The C. Also, how did the speller know that?


Yea that.
posted by sweetkid at 12:30 PM on June 3


I don't really care about things being safe for work, I was just worried about those nerdy boys' obviously virgin ears. Don't make them spell dirty sanchez! They're innocent dudes!
posted by Sara C. at 12:30 PM on June 3


Yea also they're minors. I don't think it would be legal for them to spell dirty sanchez in national media.

Also ewwww.
posted by sweetkid at 12:32 PM on June 3 [1 favorite]


Actually, your comment made me realize that people might avoid the video for fear of a deadly combination of Urban Dictionary and bosses.
posted by Shouraku at 12:33 PM on June 3 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty sure I've looked at Urban Dictionary as part of my actual job :-P
posted by sweetkid at 1:03 PM on June 3 [2 favorites]


(a) this looks fake
(b) i was promised a Real Winner, instead the video just.... ends
(c) seriously?
(d) I'm thinking Urban Dictionary Blue here.
posted by rebent at 1:22 PM on June 3


I dunno, Urban Dictionary is already pretty blue.
posted by sweetkid at 1:32 PM on June 3 [5 favorites]


I had the same thought as others -- there's no way a spelling champion spells "cleptopenia" with a "c" even if that's how the word is listed on Urban Dictionary unless he's specifically been coached or scripted to do it that way. Root words are their bread and butter, and they would absolutely know this.

I'm pretty sure I've looked at Urban Dictionary as part of my actual job :-P

I've totally looked at the Urban Dictionary as part of my actual job. Of course, I've also occasionally looked at gay sex hookup sites as part of my actual job, so the web boundaries of my actual job may be slightly more expansive than most people's.
posted by jacquilynne at 2:54 PM on June 3 [2 favorites]


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