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#96128 - 02/18/03 01:26 PM Caroline's Corner
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A site part of Scripps-Howard spelling bee, with discussion of words with Greek roots
Well worth browsing.
http://www.spellingbee.com/cc03/Week17/Greek.htm


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#96129 - 02/18/03 01:53 PM Re: Caroline's Corner
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Not that I let the Academy Award influence my movie-going options but. I see that one of the five documentaries nominated is called "Spellbound," and it details the experiences of the finalists in the National Spelling Bee.


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#96130 - 02/18/03 06:05 PM Re: Caroline's Corner
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...it details the experiences of the finalists in the National Spelling Bee.

Sounds like gripping stuff.


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#96131 - 02/18/03 06:11 PM Re: Caroline's Corner
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grip

ahem. G-R-I-P. Grip.


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#96132 - 02/18/03 07:52 PM Re: Caroline's Corner
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I caught a film on HBO or possibly Cinemax about an eight year old cross-dresser who was a spelling bee champion. I missed the first half hour or thereabouts, so I've no idea what the title was.

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#96133 - 02/18/03 08:56 PM Re: Caroline's Corner
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Dear musick: I can imagine you having a gripping in the gut if you had to spell,and also
define these few words I selected. I picked them because I cannot.I'll just post them, and
maybe later come back with definitions. I'll try not to make typos, but if you suspect some
you know where to look to find correct spelling.

[aroemiology
phytocoenesis
hippogryph
epyllion
paphresia
psammophile
psephology
promaine
ptosis
mnestic
cnemis
leucoryx
toreutics
zeuglodon
ichneumon
skeuomorph




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#96134 - 02/19/03 11:06 AM Re: Caroline's Corner
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wwh - I broke my eyes reading those.


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#96135 - 02/19/03 11:17 AM Re: Caroline's Corner
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Dear musick: you have given me a task. Allegedly the Greeks had a word for everything.
I must admit I don't know their word for "I broke my eyes" and will have to *hunt for it.



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#96136 - 02/21/03 03:09 AM Re: Caroline's Corner
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"I broke my eyes"

egospazomati?

stales


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#96137 - 02/21/03 03:20 AM Re: Caroline's Corner
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wwh:

Will you post the definitions to those words so we won't have to look them up--at least, if you have the definitions close by and can just copy and paste?


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