I spend a lot of time watching ESPN and because of that, I’ve recently discovered a new sport: spelling.
ESPN televised the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, Calif., won the title by correctly spelling "marocain" (a heavy crepe fabric, its name derived from the French word for Moroccan). I’ve never heard of the word.
For winning, the sixth-grader took home a $40,000 first-prize, a $2,500 savings bond and a large collection of reference books.
You can bet she knows how to spell this list of most misspelled words, according to Scribendi:
Thank God for spell-check – and PR pros who don’t forget to use it!