The Answer Sheet: spelling bee

Posted at 01:19 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Was the winning National Spelling Bee word too easy?

In some years, the winning word seemed a lot harder than the 2013 winner.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:19 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Winning National Spelling Bee words (vivisepulture, guetapens, etc.)

Of course you can spell "chiaroscurist" but do you know what it means? That's the new task for Spelling Bee finalists.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:23 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/02/2010

The most common mispellings, er, misspellings

The National Spelling Bee is being held this week in Washington D.C. to promote perfect spelling. But what about those words that constantly trip us up?

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)