Friday, June 02, 2006

Kerry and the Bee

How appropriate that the Kettle and me went to see the excellent movie Akeelah and the Bee this past weekend, less than a week before the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Even more appropriate is that this year's winner, 13-year old Kerry Close is not only from New Jersey, but from the Irish Riviera town of Spring Lake. The Jersey Shore!

Ursprache was the winning word, meaning "a parent language, especially one reconstructed from the evidence of later languages."

Yeah, ok. I'll remember that.

Some other words that Kerry correctly spelled: "recrementitious," "psittacism," "aubade," "kanone," "izzat," "tmesis" and "kundalini." Kettle, know any of these, smart guy?

And the word that did in Kerry's final competitor: "weltschmerz," which means sadness over the evils of the world. That's a white word if I've ever heard one.

Congratualtions Kerry! A Jersey girl done good.

And if you haven't seen Akeelah and the Bee, get to the theaters now! Just don't see it at Security Square.

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