The Scripps National Spelling Bee has a way of making us feel dumb
This is the 91st edition of the annual competition. This year, 41 of the orginal 516 advanced to the finals. The 516 competitors was the largest field that the contest has ever seen.
The top scorers were Shruthika Padhy, Aisha Randhawa and Karthik Nemmani.
Since the words are notirdualy difficult to spell, here's a look back on the last 18 years. It's unlikely that you even know the word at all.
2014: Feuilleton / Stichomythia
2015: Nunatak / Scherenschnitte
2016: Feldenkrais / Gesellschaft