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Jun 7, 2018, 8:51 PM
After almost a year-long hiatus from blogging, I’m finally back and excited to share spelling tips, word analysis and other orthographic information with you all again this summer! What better an occasion to start back on than the 91st annual Scripps National Spelling Bee
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Aug 11, 2017, 9:30 PM
Eponyms have always spelled trouble for spelling bee participants everywhere. The definition of an eponym is a word based on a proper name, often a person’s name or a place name. Because these words come from names, and names have no set rules or patterns that govern their spelling, spellers are often vexed when they receive an eponym on stage. Often times, eponymous words are near impossible to figure out if a speller hasn’t heard the word or the name it stems from before; they’re tricky and unpredictable. (click for full article)