“Scherenschnitte” and “Nunatak” – Spell Check Won’t Help
“Scherenschnitte” and “nunatak” were the final winning words of the National Spelling Bee contest for co-winners, Vanya and Gokul.
Just for fun I did a quick spell check. My spell checker failed. It highlighted both words as misspelled and with no suggested correction.
For the record – I cannot spell them, I do not know what they mean. I cannot use them in a sentence. …And, I don’t really feel too bad that I can’t.
So I declare one little victory for human teenage brain power over machine error!! — Maybe this also suggests just a tad more hesitancy when we hear or use the phrase: “that’s the answer my computer gave me.”
Read more in the Wall Street Journal.