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Numnah!

By admin Published: May 30, 2008

I wound down tonight by watching the national spelling bee, and it was a pleasure. The winner: Sameer Mishra, below.

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(Gannett News Service photo)

The Indiana student was an appealing and experienced competitor, fending off a challenge from a kid who was in his first spelling bee. He also provided the evening's best entertainment, when asked to spell the word "numnah." To him, and to me, it sounded at first as if the task was to spell "numb nut." Fortunately, not.

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