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victim Donating Member (55 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:59 PM
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2. 6th grade...
...it was carinogen

Being from the hick south, I was thrown off by the pronounciation (car-sin-o-GIN) and spelled it G-I-N. The next (winning) word was perjury

Also, I lost once when one judge ruled I'd spelled alchy-hol correctly but the other HEAD judge (and also the principal of the school who had ample reason to not...rule in my favor) over rode the decision thereby costing my any chance at repeating as school champ :(

During orientation for college I used this story for my most embarrassing moment only substituting 'dumbbell' for carcinogen. Its kinda true since someone did go out on that word at the District Champs, just not me haha

The sad part of this story is that the year I lost the winning word for the NATIONAL Spelling bee was KAMIKAZE??? Is it just me or isn't that close to a gimme?

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