Why we need a National Spelling Bee

The Scripps National Spelling Bee finishes up today at National Harbor, just down the road from D.C. So Google, in honor of the Bee, took a look at how people in different states googled the question: “How do you spell …?

The results aren’t pretty:

To the people of Wisconsin: Really?
To the people of Rhode Island and Alabama: Are four letters too many for you?
To the people of West Virginia and Connecticut: Put away the “Mary Poppins” DVD.
To the people of New Jersey and D.C.: Why are you using the word when you can use the number?

If I had to put a sentence together from the states I’ve lived in, it would be:

Do you have a receipt for that beautiful ninety ounce can of sauerkraut I ate when I was laid up with pneumonia twelve days ago?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s