Tonight was the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The finals were broadcast on ESPN. You'd think something like this would be on The Learning Channel.
Then again, you'd think The Learning Channel wouldn't show "Honey Boo Boo."
Now that there's spell-check, some people think spelling is of little use. It's one of those skills that's become obsolete, like repairing steam engines or hosting a broadcast talk show.
The winner of the spelling bee gets $30,000 in cash. I can't imagine what I'd have spent that kind of money on when I was 14.