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Clarification Please: Why Do We Still Have Spelling Bees?

One hundred years ago, 28 congressmen and Washington reporters faced off in a spelling bee the New York Times then described as "old-fashioned." But if spelling bees were already old-fashioned at the turn of the last century, how have they had such staying power? Weekends on All Things Considered host Jacki Lyden talks with Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's editor at large and a longtime spelling bee pronouncer.
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