Word nerds of the world unite. Sure, spelling may, in fact, be as outmoded a talent as blacksmithing, but admit it: There is nothing quite so nail-biting as the National Spelling Bee. And at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN, 13 children will battle in the greatest war over words. Who will become the 2011 champ?
May the best speller win! And may they all retain their cool as much as this young man did in 2008: