Friday, July 30, 2010

Williamsburg Spelling Bee Season 12 Begins August 16th

The Williamsburg Spelling Bee
Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., Brooklyn
(Lorimer St. between Frost and Richardson / L or G train to Lorimer)

Monday, August 16th

Since 2004, the real adult spelling bee that started a national movement -- still fun and friendly, and open to everyone. Signup begins 7pm -- first 18 people get to play. Three-strikes-you're-out policy means more participation for everyone. Hosted by founder bobbyblue and comedian Jen Dziura. Winners get free booze and qualify for a twice-annual Finals.

Announcing The Vocabulary Blog

While I hate to use the word "synergy" outside of talking about Jem and the Holograms, it seems that my day job and my night job have collided.

Welcome to The Vocabulary Blog, in which I sort out what exactly a cog is, why you can't take incendiaries on a plane, what Tina Fey's name is all about, and the difference between being florid and being bombastic (not "boombastic," Shaggy, but thanks).

Visit The Vocabulary Blog.