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National Vocabulary Championship #166581
03/07/07 03:42 AM
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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.

Re: National Vocabulary Championship [Re: tsuwm] #166591
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I would certainly hope so. And then a DVD.

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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.

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Kinda like Wordplay?

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Originally Posted By: AnnaStrophic
Kinda like Wordplay?


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

Re: National Vocabulary Championship [Re: tsuwm] #166607
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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/

Re: National Vocabulary Championship [Re: AnnaStrophic] #166617
03/08/07 09:45 AM
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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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