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    Spelling Bee Announcer Cracks Jokes

    Nathan Manaker of Orono, Maine spells his word during round two of the preliminaries at the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee at National Harbor, Maryland May 28, 2014. Manaker, a seventh-grader from Orono, Maine, was among the first spellers ejected as winnowing of the 281 contestants, ages 8 to 15, began ahead of the finals on Thursday night.    REUTERS/Gary Cameron   (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY) - RTR3R9K9

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    You would think being asked to spell complicated words on national television while you’re right in the middle of puberty would be a pretty nerve-racking experience. But contestants in the 87th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee are managing to yuk it up thanks to some funny examples of using the words in a sentence. When Lillian Allingham of Hockessin, Delaware asked for a sentence using “odyssey,” pronouncer Jacques Bailly used the example of “getting lost in Costco for 35 minutes.” For “coloratura,” Baily gave the example of someone getting his hand stuck in a George Foreman grill. Hey, nothing like a few jokes to lighten the mood. The final round will take place Thursday with the winner getting a cash prize of $33,000.

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