Sometimes-nervous contestants in America's Scripps National Spelling Bee launched two days of competition, facing the new challenge of not only having to spell obscure words correctly, but also knowing what they mean.Friday, 31 May, 2013, 3:04am
It's the first time the vigil would be held without Uncle [Szeto] Wah's presence, but his spirits will be with us
Albert Ho Chun-yan, Democratic Party chairman, on today's June 4 vigil in Victoria Park
As with any business in a 30-month-old industry, the path to success will have twists and turns, moments of brilliance and other moments of sheer stupidity4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Find the meaning of these phrases involving bees
1 a spelling bee
a. a large wooden structure where swarms of bees make their home
b. a competition in which contestants are asked to spell difficult words
2 to make a bee line for
a. to fly in a straight line11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
How do you spell 'decline'? How do you spell 'obsolete', or 'archaic'? For most people, spelling tests were not one of their favourite parts of growing up. Let's face it, the people who actually looked forward to weekly spelling tests usually wore two-inch-thick glasses and calculator watches. Yet, when I went to school, spelling was important.28 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
How good is your spelling? Can you spell HELLEBORE without looking in the dictionary?
What about PALIMPSEST? Could you manage to spell that without any help?
Even a short word like BANNS can be tricky. Does it have one or two Ns? It's time to get your spelling thinking cap on.21 Jan 2004 - 12:00am