Friday, June 02, 2006

"My money is on the Dong kid"

WASHINGTON - When a competition goes prime time, the gambling industry cannot be far behind, even when the participants are little kids spelling big words.

"This is the first time we have offered it proper," said Simon Noble, CEO of "We had so many requests from customers. We scratched our heads and asked, 'Is it something we can do or not?'"

-Anqi Dong (above) spells out the word on his hand before he answers-

-Samir Sudhir Patel (above), of Colleyville, Texas, peers over his placard-

Will the winner be wearing glasses? Will it be a boy or girl? Will the final word have an "e" in it? What will be the nationality of the winner?
Those were just some of the betting propositions available online.

Can you spell A-D-D-I-C-T-I-O-N?


Blogger geeksters said...

The winner will definately be wearing glasses and may or may not have severe acne.

1:07 AM  
Blogger grumpygirl said...

i loved watching the bee. i think it should always be prime time tv. honest.

10:30 AM  
Blogger anne altman said...


12:19 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Wow. Who'd-a-figured it? I thought spelling bees were such innocuous, almost retro activities. Dilton Doiley in the '50s. Must say that I was disappointed when the Canadian didn't nail it in the end, though.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

i s-u-r-e c-a-n

But mine is spelled


sad. i didn't even have to look that up. i just pictured it in my head.

2:43 PM  
Blogger LaineyWorld said...

Not sad, Tanya. Impressive! New rule for frat boys...if you cant spell it, you cant drink it!

7:10 PM  
Blogger Dreamlover said...

loved it here too

7:53 PM  
Blogger Shadowspun said...

That was great. When the kid juked on "heiligenschein" I was going nuts. As he was working it out I kept telling the screen "It's a German word, think think!" Then he went and spelled it with "hy". Oy!

11:30 AM  

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