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#166581 - 03/07/07 03:42 AM National Vocabulary Championship  
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I've been getting lots of hits today due to this article in the NY Times, and mostly the word poecilonym

I suppose we'll be seeing the NVC on ESPN one day.

#166591 - 03/07/07 03:27 PM Re: National Vocabulary Championship [Re: tsuwm]  
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I would certainly hope so. And then a DVD.

#166592 - 03/07/07 03:34 PM Re: National Vocabulary Championship [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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actually®, this competition seems a bit less drossy than pre-teens memorizing the *spelling of words they'll never have occasion to use.

#166595 - 03/07/07 04:01 PM Re: National Vocabulary Championship [Re: tsuwm]  
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Kinda like Wordplay?

#166596 - 03/07/07 04:07 PM Re: National Vocabulary Championship [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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Originally Posted By: AnnaStrophic
Kinda like Wordplay?


we have that in our Netflix queue.. have you seen it?

#166607 - 03/07/07 10:16 PM Re: National Vocabulary Championship [Re: tsuwm]  
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Yep, and loved it. Of course I'm a big fan of Will Shortz. We even went to see it on The Big Screen just to check out the other geeks. The next tournament's coming up:

http://www.crosswordtournament.com/

#166617 - 03/08/07 09:45 AM Re: National Vocabulary Championship [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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Great idea for a movie, hope we get to see it down here it sounds like an intriguing plot. The only one we had here was 'spelling bee' I liked the concept. Can you watch games online?


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