13 March 2006

Librarians Defeat Nuns!

Who would have thought that people as far away as Toronto would be interested in a spelling bee in Northern Kentucky?

That's what happens when three undefeated nuns takes on a trio of unbeaten librarians.

So begins the story in the Cincinnati Post last Friday.

A tough match-up, but the librarians prevailed:

The sisters bowed out when they couldn't spell "chimopelagic," a word that describes organisms that live deep in the sea and come up once in a while for light.

The Boone County librarians spelled that word correctly, then spelled one more word correctly for the win - "trinitrotoluene" - otherwise known as TNT.

Read the whole story.

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