As a kid, The Fix fashioned himself something of a spelling aficionado. So, when the Post asked for volunteers to spell some of the words being used in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, we jumped at the chance.

Talk about looking before you leap. Arvind Mahankali, we are not. Watch the whole gruesome episode unfold below.

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.