Were any of you guys in spelling bees as a kid? Was it just a school-wide thing or did you take it further into district/region/national competition? I was in my elementary school's spelling bee twice. I think it was in fourth and fifth grade. I don't remember anything about my correct answers but I definitely remember which words i got knocked out on: YIELD and CELLO I consider both of these to be bullshit words that are intentionally tricky. Fuck that noise I also distinctly remember crying after one (probably both) of these failures. I was a "smart kid" and everybody was shocked when I got knocked out, which is a unique way to feel awful about yourself.