Queens 8th grader Arvind Mahankali won the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday night after correctly spelling the word “knaidel.” A veteran speller, the 13-year-old Mahankali had finished in 3rd place at the last two spelling bees (and became a media darling in the process). Without further ado, here are our 10 favorite spelling bee tweets.
— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) May 31, 2013
Thank God for the spelling bee. It's the only time we see Indian people win something on ESPN. Congratulations to Arvind Mahankali!
— Pallavi P (@Pallaweee) May 31, 2013
ARVIND MAHANKALI. Spell that, America!
— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) May 31, 2013
When's Arvind's parade?
— Stefan Becket (@stefanjbecket) May 31, 2013
— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) May 31, 2013
— djrekha (@djrekha) May 31, 2013
In 1936 the winning National Spelling Bee word was "interning." The next year, it was "promiscuous."
— Mental Floss (@mental_floss) May 31, 2013
13 year old Arvind Mahankali of Queens wins the Scripps National Spelling Bee after correctly spelling knaidel, a word I've never heard of.
— Touré (@Toure) May 31, 2013
"now im going to spend my summer studying physics"- indian kid who won the spelling bee
— Silpa Gollapudi (@silpsgollapudi) May 31, 2013