Un-Scripp-Ted! Spelling Bee Twitter Has No C-H-I-L-L
It turns out the Twitter account for the Scripps National Spelling Bee packs a major sting!
Though it emerged with two winners for the third consecutive years, glory was not meant to be for dozens of other young competitors, whose errors sent them over to the "comfort couch", a place for the fallen competitors to calm their nerves after elimination, or even let a few tears out if necessary. It's not where you want to be, but hey, I can't spell these words either, so I'm not going to fault the kids for it.
Unfortunately, Twitter user/online warrior Kyle Chapman...or @kchapman_88...was patrolling the Twitter-sphere that night, and came with a take so hot that the Human Torch would be jealous.
In addition to the spelling error, Kyle flat tagged the Bee's account in his insult, allowing it the perfect retort....
And with one word...@kchapman_88 was vanquished. Not only was no reply made to the Bee, but no traces of Chapman's account were found minutes later.
The annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, held annually in the Washington D.C. area, crowned two champions last night, Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga. Janga, spelling the word gesellschaft for the clinching win, celebrated his triumph with a celebration familiar to Dallas Cowboys fans.
On the other hand, at this time, sources are reporting that Chapman, distraught over his error, is also seeking out the comfort couch.
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffMags5490
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