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Slow
05-28-2009, 06:29 PM
"In the end, it came down to a broad mouth, a glass gemstone and discoloration in a mineral that eliminated all three Canadians competing in this week's Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The three elite wordsmiths - Claudine Broussard, 13, of Port Hawkesbury, N.S. , Laura Newcombe, 10, of Toronto, and Veronica Penny, 11, of Hamilton, Ont. - each wrongly spelled their given words, eurystomatous, hyalithe and macle during Round 5 of the internationally prestigious spelling bee Thursday.

Gasps broke out in the packed Independence Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown Washington when Broussard, the first Canadian to spell during the round, got up to the microphone.

The home-schooled seventh-grader struggled with the definition of the word eurystomatous. She had to ask for it twice. Broussard was also kindly reminded by one of the judges that her two minute and 30 second time limit was fast approaching.

``E-U-R-O... S-T-O... M-A-T-U-S?'' the usually calm and mature girl spelled into the microphone, her voice barely whispering the letters.

Ding!

It only went downhill for the two remaining Canadian spellers after that."

http://www.canada.com/Canadian+spellers+eliminated+spelling/1639789/story.html

Barry Morris
05-28-2009, 09:46 PM
Oh, how special.

Slow gets off by putting down a 13 year old, a 10 year old and an 11 year old, spelling words that he never even HEARD
before.

First time for the Canadians, apparently. Not the last, I'm sure.

Unless they get too good! :) :) :)

Jack Butler
05-29-2009, 09:46 AM
And you never post anything anti-Canadian.
ALL the kids were outstanding and very experienced.
Your MO is obvious, and, I'll bet YOU could take those kids!
They aren't nearly as good as you!
......you stroke it.....cause no one else will!

bohd
05-29-2009, 10:34 AM
THATS our slow....beat on little girls and boys...what a man!!!!