There are over 17000 French entries in the entire dictionary, however food words form a large portion of these words are related to food. Perhaps the most famous words are indeed French words. bouillon (\ˈbü(l)-ˌyän, ˈbu̇(l)-;ˈbu̇l-yən; ˈbü-ˌyōⁿ\)- A bouillon is a broth made by slow boiling meat in a soup. This word is relation to… Continue reading French Food
Hello Everybody! I haven't been quite that active for a while mostly due the reason mentioned above :). So to get into the spirit of school reopening for everyone around the USA, here are some school-related words. lycee- A lycee is a state maintained secondary school especially in France. This word does come from the… Continue reading School Words
August 21st marked the date of the Great American Solar Eclipse. The eclipse passed through a line from Wyoming to North Carolina. In Florida, there was 85% percent totality. Solarium- a solarium is a sundial Gegenschein- gegenschein is the corona that can be seen around a moon during a solar eclipse. Aigrette- a plume or… Continue reading Solar Eclipse Words
Today was the NASCC spelling in Riverside, California. Students from China and the US came together to spell words. The nighttime finals went on for 18 rounds with words like sassolin (a mineral), ephelis (freckles), and kantele (Finnish harp). After 6 rounds of going back and forth, Shourav Dasari spelled "anisakiasis" to become the champion… Continue reading NASCC 2017
Many of the words that we use in our daily life have prehistoric origins coming from times beyond writing. Spoken language has become something so common and representative of human existence. As people spread throughout the world, languages changed and developed. As a result, there are over 7,000 languages being used in the world today.… Continue reading Languages
Roots are a huge part of spelling bee and words in general. Many Latin and Greek words contain roots. But roots aren't exclusive to those languages. For the next few days I will be investigating over roots and various words containing that root. Roots are like the building blocks words. Each root has its own… Continue reading Roots
There are so many great movies buzzing around now. However, spelling bee movies will never bee old. Are there swarms of people at the theaters? I'll stop with the puns. Here is a list of great spelling bee movies. Spellbound- This is a great documentary. It follows the 8 finalists of the 1999 Scripps National… Continue reading Summertime Fun
The Scripps National Spelling Bee:The most widely known spelling with many people watching and participating in it. South Asian Spelling Bee: This occurs mostly during the summer. There are regional centers all over the US and one in Ghana. North South Foundation: This bee is headed by a non-profit organization and also has other competitions… Continue reading Which spelling bees can you compete in?
Most people begin with a classroom spelling bee where the words come from the school list that Scripps provides. The words will generally come from the grade level that you are in. The next round will be the school spelling bee. Once again, Scripps provides the school list for fourth through eighth graders. It will… Continue reading How does the spelling bee work?
Many people question why the spelling bee is so acclaimed. Many people also question, “Well, what’s the point of learning so many words if you aren’t going to use most of them?” There is so much more to a word than just the letters that make the spelling. The pronunciation is a small part. The… Continue reading Why do spelling?