Mighty Red Pen

June 5, 2010


Filed under: Spellbound — mighty red pen @ 1:50 pm

In honor of the girl who just won the Scripps National Spelling Bee, here’s that AT&T ad that always makes me chuckle:

Anamika Veeramani of Ohio won by spelling stromuhr correctly. According to Merriam Webster, this is a “a rheometer designed to measure the amount and speed of blood flow through an artery.” Oh, of course.



  1. Does being able to memorize spellings really make you smart?

    Comment by goofy — June 11, 2010 @ 9:52 am | Reply

    • Good question. I’ve also wondered what the point is of learning how to spell all these words without having any intention of making them part of your vocabulary.

      Comment by mighty red pen — June 14, 2010 @ 8:10 pm | Reply

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