Test your skills: Could you win the National Spelling Bee?


For the past 90 years, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has invited children 8 to 15 years old to compete in the spelling competition.

This year, 285 children will gather in Washington, D.C., starting on May 27, to determine the 2015 winner.

The 2015 competition includes three spellers who have siblings who have previously won the National Spelling Bee... no pressure...

According to the spelling bee website, some of the 2015 contestants' favorite words are "flibbertigibbet," "schadenfreude," "syzygy" an "triskaidekaphobia."

In honor of the Spelling Bee, take this quiz to see if you have what it takes to be the winner.

The following 20 words have been taken from Scripps' list of "winning words" over the past 90 years.

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Burley, ID

Put me in coach, I only missed two!

Salt Lake City, UT

I kinsider myesef a egsalent speler, but mised fore! Its'owl abowt weather you us a werd wydley oar incowter it freekwently whyl reeding. Theirs a derek kinecshun betwin reeding and beeing a kompitint speler.

Spanish Fork, UT

I missed two. I consider myself a pretty good speller, but it is a lot easier when you get multiple choice, rather than having to spell them yourself.!!

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