87th Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Seventh grader Jennifer M. Tennant, 13, of Father Andrew White S.J. School, Leonardtown, Md., spells her word during the preliminaries, round two of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. Tennant misspelled her word. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Words such as "protege" and "gesundheit" were quickly overshadowed by jokes about the George Foreman grill and the game Minesweeper as the onstage preliminary rounds began Wednesday morning at the 87th Scripps National Spelling Bee. (AP)

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