If you're reading this paper, chances are you're more literate than the average American. If you're reading the film reviews, it's also likely that you've become familiar with words like "bravura" and "eponymous," which seem to exist only in the vocabularies of professional movie assessors. But what if you were confronted with something like "cephalalgia"? Or "apocope"? (My spell-checking program recognizes neither.) Could you know for certain, off the top of your head, whether "distractable" or "distractible" is correct? (The latter,... More >>>
A young contestant faces up to the pressure of the national Spelling Bee in Spellbound.