You want me to spell what?

spelling error  As exciting television goes, spelling bees aren’t more than a notch or two above watching Congressional debates on CSPAN. They may lack the grimaces of mixed-martial-arts contestants, but in recent years the pre-teen contestants of the Scripps National Spelling Bee have supplied some high-level drama — and hilarious bloopers.

This year, the 13-year-old champion Sameer Mishra shows just how important it is to ask the word’s language of origin. “Can you use that in sentence please?” Play the video