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National Spelling Bee Winner

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Here's the update for those who couldn't stay up: The winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is 13-year-old Katharine Close. She survived fierce competition, and commercial breaks. The bee was on prime time TV, and sometimes only two words got spelled between the breaks. Her winning word was "ursprache." It means a "parent language," though it could also be something you say when you accidentally drop your fork on the floor.

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Here's the update for those who couldn't stay up: The winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is 13-year-old Katharine Close. She survived fierce competition and commercial breaks. The bee was on prime time TV, and sometimes only two words got spelled between the breaks. Her winning word was ursprache. U-R-S-P-R-A-C-H-E. Ursprache. It means a parent language, though it could also be something you say when you accidentally drop your fork on the floor. Ursprache!

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