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13-Year-Old Wins National Spelling Bee On Word ‘Knaidel’

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13-Year-Old Wins National Spelling Bee On Word ‘Knaidel’

After coming in third place the past two years, 13-year-old Arvind Mahankali won the Scripps National Spelling Bee last night on the word “knaidel,” a German-derived Yiddish word that means matzo ball. What do you think?

  • “I bet that kid is really annoying to text with.”

    Hector Zacapa
    Fitting Room Supervisor
  • “Fuck. I put all my money on Vanya Shivashankar.”

    Stan MacKinnon
    Casing Packer
  • “I’m not impressed. Once you find out it’s a German-derived Yiddish word, it’s clear as day how to spell it.”

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    Systems Analyst

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