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Spelling Bee Champ Tries His First Knaidel

Get it? He won for spelling the Yiddish word correctly

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The knaidel heard ’round the world isn’t quite done with us yet. After winning the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee last week by correctly spelling the word ‘knaidel’ (at least according to Merriam-Webster), Arvind Mahankali, 13, of Bayside Hills, N.Y., was invited to Carnegie Deli (of “The Hannukah Song” fame) to try the namesake Jewish dish.

CBS’s Mark Knoller (silent ‘K’) was there. The story, in tweets:

We’ve officially come full knaidel.

Some Say the Spelling of a Winning Word Just Wasn’t Kosher [NYT]
Previously: The Etymology of the Knaidel

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Spelling Bee Champ Tries His First Knaidel

Get it? He won for spelling the Yiddish word correctly

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