13-year-old girl from Edmonton wins nat'l spelling bee on '




 
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Boots
 
April 17th, 2005  
News Manager
 

Topic: 13-year-old girl from Edmonton wins nat'l spelling bee on '


Canadian Press - OTTAWA (CP) - For Finola Hackett, winning the national spelling bee required anything but 'otiosity.'

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April 17th, 2005  
behemoth79
 
 
i hate spelling bees. languages should be simplified more. what ever happened to spelling a word the way it sounds?
April 18th, 2005  
WarMachine
 
 
like ballet?
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April 18th, 2005  
behemoth79
 
 
you dont say the T of ballet. i mean like the word light. where do the G and the H come into play. its like an appendix. they serve no purpose. maybe except to let everyone know its french.
April 18th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Actually 'gh' is Old English.

Languages evolve but they also adhere to their roots. Language is also an expression of the culture. Just as culture's are complex, so too is language. Simplification may sound nice to those who place little value on literature, but to those that do it is comparible to painting the Mona Lisa as a stick figure.