June 4, 2010

No Pulitser for J-S spelling be reporting

One kind of story you want to quadruple-check for spelling, it's a story on the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Especially you want to check the spelling of the words actually used in competition, and especially the one word — "aguinaldo" — that got the young fellow eliminated, and especially when you're going to use it in a headline that, rather than congratulating the lad's impressive nationwide accomplishment, is chosen to emphasize his being "stumped."

Like the Appleton Post-Crescent did:

Stellar run ends for Sheboygan student

(When it comes to high-achieving local kids, press bias is not just okay, it's encouraged. Pride's not always a sin.)

But it was not to bea:

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Andrew FTW.

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