Monthly Archives: March 2015
Confessions of a Spelling Bee Pronouncer, Part II
I understand the devotion to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, I really do. It is our American dictionary, after all, started by Noah Webster in 1806, the founding father who sought to save our language from the “clamor of pedantry” that surrounded the British … Continue reading
Confessions of a Spelling Bee Pronouncer, Part I
If you ask people who run spelling bees what the toughest job is, most will probably say the pronouncer. That might seem counterintuitive. After all, those kids have to get up there—on television in our case—and think on their feet with … Continue reading
Engines Hits 3000!
On Monday we had the pleasure of celebrating the 3000th episode of Engines of Our Ingenuity with a little party in a KUHF studio. Fellow contributors like Andy Boyd, Michael Barratt, Haleh Ardebili, and Cathy Patterson joined KUHF personnel, including our current producer … Continue reading