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9.05.2011

word of the day: Sardoodledom



A guest post from my 10 yr old mulette.
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7 comments:

goatman said...

Hey, this word is not even in my 1966 Websters; but then neither is antimacassar, so its downstairs for the OED I guess.
The kid was great!
I was in a spelling bee in the gym in 6th grade but I misheard "fever" and spelled "fervor". First out . . . really humiliating.

red dirt girl said...

My 10 yr old thought the video was hilarious. The kid was great. I love the way he went through all the prompts before he attempted to spell. Me? I'd never heard of the word before last night! I was in a spelling bee once, too, in elementary school. Never made it past the classroom spelling bee. Nope. No gym for me. Funny how our humiliating moments stick with us. Like the other day at work: I had red lipstick on (which I normally don't wear) and a male customer pointed out to me that it was smeared all over my teeth. Three female co-workers and nary a one bothered to warn me of my lipstick faux-pas. Oh well ......more funny than humiliating.

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soubriquet said...

How could this word have been missing from my vocabulary, when it so aptly describes much of what is broadcast on television and most of what Hollywood believes to be 'art'?

And so, of course, I looked it up.
The best explanation of its origin, so far, that I have found is here.
http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-sar2.htm

We don't have spelling bees in Britain, not, at least, in the unified national form seen in america. What a sad thing to say.
Your spelling bees, I think, are wonderful. Why should they not be a vital part of a school's sports array? Why not give the spellers the same respects and privileges as the athletes, and the hitters, kickers, and runners after of balls?
I like, especially, as displayed here, the concept that a person should be expected to be able to tackle the spelling of a word he or she's unlikely ever to have encountered before.
Applause to this kid, he takes the unexpected, breaks it down into its component parts, and reconstructs it.
I doubt that he'll ever forget sardoodledom!

red dirt girl said...

Soubry~

I think the life of a 16 yr old girl epitomizes sardoodledom....as I am in the crucible of raising a teenage daughter. Spelling bees are quite wonderful. Did you ever see the movie
"Akeelah & the Bee"? It was a favorite in the house for quite a while. Here's the YouTube link:
http://youtu.be/OluD1dQ0IxY. We have vocabulary bees as well for older students, but I'm not sure they are as organized on a national level. I just remember administering the first test during my student teaching days.

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soubriquet said...

I like that.
I'll expect that from now on, when your daughter seeks audience, buzzing with intrigue or outrage, you'll say "Sit here, my child, and reveal what sardoodledom is currently engaging your mind."

Youngest mulette will expect henceforth, whist spilling the latest beans, an admonitory finger, and the sssstart of a ssssibillant syllable... "Sssar.......", at which point he'll retreat, in order to replan his discourse.

alljackedup said...

I won a spelling bee in the third grade on the word "caffeinated". Its been downhill ever since.

red dirt girl said...

cowboy~
Haaaaaaaaa! I'm sure you know how to spell the 'important' words when needed ...

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