#Lookit

The Spelling Bee pronouncer accidentally read a sentence about Kelis

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Sadly, it was "Milkshake" and not "Bossy."

The word was "feijoada," a typical Brazilian stew. Because this word is rather difficult, it required a sentence. When asked to provide one, Spelling Bee Pronouncer Guy (his name is Jacques Bailly, and goodness knows what he does the other 363 days a year) gave a rather strange one:

It turns out this was the wrong sentence, although we never found out which word it was intended to be the sentence for. Somewhere out there, there was a Kelis-related word, and we never heard it.

Props to the Scripps Spelling Bee people for trying to say relevant, although "songs from 2004" might not be the best way to do that. Although we are writing about it, so maybe it is.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.