June 2, 1994

On June 2, 1994, Ned Andrews won the 67th National Spelling Bee when he spelled the word antediluvian. Antediluvian, of or belonging to the time before the biblical Flood. Dark horse candidate Burton ‘Gus’ Guster bowed out when he missed the word aggiornamento. Aggiornamento, bringing up to date as in a Vatican Council. Super, super dark horse candidate Shawn Spencer was disqualified when he refused to stop adding nananana’s to the word banana. It is believed that he knew when to stop, but just refused to.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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