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Heather from Dooce.com occasionally mentions that being the valedictorian of her high school class hasn't really paid off that much in her adult life. You know what else rarely pays off as an adult? Spelling bee skills.

Today, I got to prove that I could spell "Massachusetts" without cheating. (Contrary to popular belief, that has nothing to do with the fact that my boyfriend just graduated from a college near Boston). Of course, I think I would shoot myself if I couldn't properly name and spell all fifty states.

The real fun will come when someone asks me to spell "onomatopoeia" without cheating. THEN MY LIFE WILL HAVE MEANING.

So yeah. Get on that, adult world.

chris

chris

Words I like to spell: Mississippi, onomatopoeia (as well), quasar, queue, antidisestablishmentarianism, zyzygy, Tsawwassen, and Islendingadagurinn. There's also a really big one that I'm not sure if it's real or not that starts with terminal and ends with arium. I used to love to spell that word but I've forgotten it due to lack of use.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Nice list! Mishkeegogamang is another fun one to spell and pronounce.

Sean Thorwall

Sean Thorwall

"Queue" is also one of my favourites, as well as "karaoke." Now pardon me while I google Tsawwassen, Islendingadagurinn, Mishkeegogamang, and Eyjafjallajökull.
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Mmm, Nordic Indians.

chris

chris

Also, I copied and pasted this one, but I like to say Eyjafjallajökull. It's something like eye-fyo-kull.

Thursdayschild

Thursdayschild

As you well know, my spelling ability is pretty terrible. I do, however, pride myself in being able to spell, on command, "pnuemonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis."

So there's always that.