Spelling bee co-champions tackle words from Urban Dictionary

The Scripps National Spelling Bee resulted in a tie, but can these champs handle words like "cleptopenia"?

By Sarah Gray
Published June 3, 2014 3:00PM (EDT)
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Sriram Hathwar, from Painted Post, New York, and Ansun Sujoe from Fort Worth, Texas, proved they mastered the spelling of "stichomythia" and "feuilleton" -- their respective championship words at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. On Friday, the two were named co-champions, the first to share the title in 52 years.

Though the two have politely stated their joy in sharing the title, the folks over at Mashable decided to hold a rather unconventional spelling tie breaker. The video below is of Mashable's "Urban Dictionary Spelling Bee." Words include "brofessional" and "procrastineating." See which Scripps National Spelling Bee champ takes home a victory:

h/t Mashable


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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