Monday, January 25, 2010

I May Not Be Smarter Than a ___ Grader

My husband and I were sitting in bed watching the local school district's Elementary and Middle School Spelling Bee. It was quite entertaining and it was great to see the kids doing so well. We both thought it a bit unfair (and nonsensical) that they combined the two age groups, but I guess they were trying to save money.

At any rate, we actually started watching late in the show, but we were both cruising along...until I got stumped on 'Humorous'. Yep I got tripped up on an elementary word. How embarrassed my mother would be. Or even more so Ms. Beth Abbott-Frey my 11th grade AP English teacher. She drilled us on origins and derivations until we thought we were dictionaries.

Suffice it to say I didn't make it to the final round. They had several words after 'humorous' that stumped me, and shamefully I may have stomped out of the room. Oh well, that's what dictionaries and spell check are for.

Until next time,
Be Blessed

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