Did the Spelling Bee Spell the Final Word Wrong?

SPELLING-articleLargeArvind Mahankali won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday by spelling “knaidel,” referring to the Yiddish word for dumpling correctly. The victory may have been neesht kosher, according to Yiddish linguists who claim that the correct spelling of the word is actually “kneydl.” Mahankali is from New York City, so he is kind of a Yiddish linguist.

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  1. Willie Nillie

    June 4, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    It’s all Greek to me

  2. HIMcDunnough

    June 4, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    of course he won, no one else could even spell this kids name, let alone a jewish dumpling

  3. Docintoxicated

    June 4, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I lost interest in spelling bees years ago after they rejected my idea to make them spell while in a chamber flooded with live bees.

  4. Moe Green

    June 4, 2013 at 9:43 pm


  5. Dr Dre

    June 4, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Come on guys. A Yiddish linguist does not have much to be proud of. For once in his life, maybe we should just go along with what he says.

  6. Purple Guy

    June 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Oy vey, what a schmuck.

  7. Aria Taint

    June 5, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Leave it to a Jew to complain.. I hope you get booted off an airplane some day!