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Spelling Bee Controversy Emerges After Knaidel Win

You may recall last week when Arvind V. Mahankali won the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word “knaidel.” What you may not know is that some are now saying that he didn’t spell the word correctly at all. The Atlantic Wire reports that Yiddish linguists say that “knaidel,” which finds its origins in the dialect, is …

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Knaidel! Spelling Bee Winner Has Priceless Reaction

13-year-old Arvind V. Mahankali is your 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion, after correctly spelling the word K-N-A-I-D-E-L in the 15th round. Mahankali, an 8th-grader at Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School in Queens, New York, has said that his favorite word he’s spelled so far is “sardoodledom” (well-made works of drama that have trivial, insignificant, or morally objectionable plots). I have …

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