Kichel at the spelling bee


Congress may be out of town this week, but the National Spelling Bee has come to the nation’s capital, and it had a little Jewish/Yiddish flavor on Thursday. The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg reports that kichel was one of the words given to the contestants — and as part of a Spelling Bee effort to make the "please use in a sentence" part of the competition more lively, check out kichel’s sentence:

Kichel (A Jewish dessert). Sentence: "The thought of someone kvetching about her kichel gave Meryl the spilkes."

(I mean, there weren’t too many Jews in the auditorium, but we were all pretty thrilled with that one.)


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