Yet another wunderkind whose name we cannot pronounce (let alone, spell) walks off with the hardware and 40 grand at the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thurday night.
Kavya Shivashankar (or in American Indian “she who generates squiggly red lines in Microsoft Office") of Kansas was the winner. And the winning word? Laodicean – which, of course, means an indifference to politics or religion… a sentiment with which we are entirely familiar around here.
And here’s Dad:
"This is the moment we've been waiting for; it's a dream come true," Mirle Shivashankar said. "We haven't skipped meals, we haven't lost sleep, but we've skipped a lot of social time."
Congratulations, Kavya – now go outside and play with your friend(s) for a few years or something.
But who are we kidding. This post was just an excuse to run one of the funniest moments in Bee history. This, from last year’s competition.