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…and we’re back!

Good morning everyone, and Happy Saturday!!! I realize it’s been a little more than a year since I’ve last posted here, but recent events of this summer deserve recognition, and I’m posting to do just that!

First of all, I would like to thank all of my blog followers for continuing to support and encourage the work I have done here. Catching up on comments and seeing recent donations to water.org never fail to make me smile; I am extremely happy knowing that the videos I have shared on this blog are used by spellers to explore and fall in love with the intricacies of not only our very own English, but several fascinating languages that have contributed to English.

I would like to extend my most heartiest congratulations to all the spellers who competed in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee!!! Although I was abroad and could not watch it, I heard the most amazing things about this year’s Bee and how the spellers continue to dazzle us all with what they know. A special shout out to champion Ananya Vinay and finalist Mira Dedhia, both astounding spellers who shared with me immediately after the Bee how the videos on this blog have helped them on their journey. My mission is accomplished. I’m incredibly proud of you both and of all the other spellers as well. Best of luck to you all in your future endeavors 🙂

As for me personally, the past year has a been a whirlwind and I’ve had the most amazing freshman year at Princeton. I actually started taking German last fall (“schwärmerei” coming full circle haha) and got to spend an incredible month this summer in Munich — at one point I was reading a Bildungsroman right next to a field of edelweiss while feasting on nockerl and that undoubtedly whisked me back to my spelling days.

Hoping to actively keep up with this blog in the future.

Till then, ciao!

2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee!!!

Good morning everyone!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful wrap-up to the school year and a fantastic beginning of summer!

For me personally, I have spent this past week coping with my (bee)pression following the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. This year the bee itself was nothing short of unforgettable, stunning, and historic — there were amazing words that were asked and even more amazing spellers on stage who blew me away completely. My heartiest congratulations to our new co-champs Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga and to each and every other speller because we all know that you ALL ARE CHAMPIONS!!! Also a very special shoutout to those spellers and their families whom I got to speak with and who shared that they have been watching the videos on this blog in preparation for the bee — thank you so much Sreeniketh, Rutvik, Sylvie, Mitchell, and the rest of you for your support and on a job well done! I don’t think I will ever witness such a spectacular spelling bee in my life ever again 🙂

However, the best part of Bee Week 2016 for me, and for everyone else I’m sure, was the plethora of memories and treasured moments that will stay with us forever. From the National Zoo to the Kindle Presentation to the DC trip to the Awards Banquet to the Farewell Party, each and every moment was filled with smiles and laughter and memories that will last us all a lifetime. So I please ask all of you to revel in these life-long friendships that you have made and to keep in touch with everyone — it is these moments that fill our hearts and stay with us forever and make Bee Week the best week in the entire year 🙂

Hope to see you soon with some new videos and interesting words!

With all my love,

Stuti

 

SUMMER 2016 UPDATE

Hello friends!!! It’s been a very long time! I was extremely busy the past couple of months with the end of my high school journey, but I am very happy to announce that I graduated from Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy as class valedictorian this past Saturday and am officially Princeton University Class of 2020! Thank you all so much for the wonderful wishes and for all the support and encouragement throughout my journey.

Now that I’m college bound, I’m not 100% sure how the video-making process will work from my dorm room next school year, but I am definitely going to continue this blog by actively updating posts with interesting words that I found when I read Merriam Webster’s Third New International Dictionary in 2011-2012! I will strive for the video format still, but will let you all know which way will be most conducive when I find out soon. So please be on the lookout for captivating and mind-boggling and linguistic words!

I’m also very happy to share that I’ll be at the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee tomorrow in Washington D.C. because my little sister Dhyana is participating this year! I’d love to meet any of you if you are there or if you are participating!! Looking forward to an AMAZING Bee Week next week!

THANK YOU EVERYONE!!

Much love and regards,

Stuti

Dictionary Words Part IX

Hello everyone! Hope everyone is doing well! Here is the ninth installment of Dictionary Words…please enjoy!

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Thank you!

 

Dictionary Words Part VII

Hello everyone! Hope you all are doing well! Here is the 7th installment of Dictionary Words — enjoy!

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Dictionary Words Part VI

Hi everyone! Here is the sixth installment of Dictionary Words 🙂 enjoy!

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Dictionary Words Part V

Happy Saturday everyone! Here is the 5th installment of our Dictionary Words. These six words in this video are excellent words with quite interesting definitions and etymological backgrounds 🙂 enjoy!

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Thank you!