Strange Tales of Georgia Politics and Media
Would it shock you to know that I was a former spelling bee geek? Orange County 9th grade champion of 1990, oh yeah baby!
I did quite well on a lot of those words due to my knowledge of French, Italian and German. The Persian root words stumped me. Especially since our transliteration is not an exact science. I am still steaming that she missed Weltschmerz- Depression over the state of the world. Welt=world Schmerz= pain. She spelled it with a "V" tsk tsk! Appalling as Simon would say- she'll be kicking herself the rest of her life. It became obvious that they memorize difficult word lists cause they knew them immediately.
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