Thursday, May 28, 2009

Off-Topic: Ow! The Irony! It Hurts!!

Headline from Jewish Breaking News:

San Jose student reaches final of national Spelling Bee sorrectly spelling yiddish word ‘kichel’

Folks, you just can't make this stuff up.

The Wolf


Mikeinmidwood said...

is it supposed to be spelled sorrectly?

Anonymous said...

yup one year at the semi-semi-finals, I remember a kid got the work "kugel" but it was pronounced "Kooogel" :)
all the frum people in the audience laughed

Anonymous said...

A year or two ago there was a yiddish word in the final. I think it was "hechsher" although I'm not positive. In any event, like hechsher, it was a word that really has no "proper" 100% accepted spelling, i.e. hecksher, hechsher, etc.

The Hedyot said...

I remember the 'hechsher' word incident because I was watching it at the time. (It's quite neat to see these young kids perform. The pressure is really intense.) The interesting thing is that she was kicked off for misspelling it, but the judges were shown that she spelled it right according to a dictionary and they allowed her back on.

News Story: Brother at bee catches judges' faulty spelling

Bob Miller said...

The least they can do is spell out the Yiddish words using Hebrew letters.