How do you spell bummer? I-n-g-l-u-v-i-e-s.
That’s the word six-year-old Lori Anne Madison, the youngest competitor ever at the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, stumbled on during the first day of competition Wednesday, eliminating her before the semifinal round, CNN reports.
By the way, the second grader misspelled the word, meaning a crop of birds, merely by starting with an e instead of an i. (Yeah, we totally had to consult our dictionary for the definition.) According to the network, the homeschooled brainiac was correct on her first-round spelling of dirigible.
Somehow we think Lori Anne will recover just fine.
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