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Times of India: Did Spelling Bee Champ Misspell Winning Word?

posted by Randall

spelling bee champ 2013Some Yiddish experts cited by the New York Times say National Spelling Bee champ Arvind Mahankali misspelled the winning word, reports the Times of India.

Mahankali spelled out k-n-a-i-d-e-l, which is a dumpling that Jewish cooks put in chicken soup.

But some from the Jewish community say the word should be spelled kneydl.

Judges however defend their decision saying Mahankali’s spelling is the one used by Webster’s Third New International Dictionary.

You can read more of this controversy and see what the folks at Websters say about all this  in the Times of India

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