Spellers' v-o-c-a-b-u-l-a-r-i-e-s put to test in national bee

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Surjo Bandyopadhyay, 14, of Lusby, Md., grimaces when given the word "nachschlag" to spell in the semifinals of the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday. He misspelled what he jokingly called a "strange word."

Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington TimesSurjo Bandyopadhyay, 14, of Lusby, Md., grimaces when given the word "nachschlag" to spell in the semifinals of the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday. He misspelled what he jokingly called a "strange word."

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