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Theremin ends spelling bee contestant's hopes

Tia Thomas

Tia Thomas was eliminated from the Scripps National Spelling Bee today when she misspelled the word "theremin" as "theramin".

In Tia's defense, "theramin" is an all-too-common misspelling (as evidenced by at least 20 auctions daily on eBay), and she did spell some pretty complex words prior to her final round.

Better luck next year, Tia! Thanks to Jon B for posting this in the forums.

Link: "Back on the stage for a spell" (