The Dictionary Proves To Be No Match For The 2019 Spelling Bee Champs

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The Dictionary Proves To Be No Match For The 2019 Spelling Bee Champs
Spelling bee officials ultimately decided they had run out of words to challenge the final eight spellers with.
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"Auslaut" was the winning word at the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Along with "erysipelas," "bougainvillea," "aiguillette," "pendeloque," "palama," "cernuous" and "odylic." 

"You are correct."

"You are correct."

"You are correct."

For the first time in the spelling bee's more than 90-year history, it crowned not one — but eight champions.

It's not as if Scripps officials didn't try to whittle the group of super-spellers down to just one. The problem was the dictionary couldn't keep up.

After a record-breaking 20 rounds that stretched into early Friday, all eight final spellers left in the competition were declared the winners because the spelling bee had run out of words to challenge them with. 

The eight spellers range in age from 12 to 14 years old. They each took home a $50,000 prize.

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