by Word Buff

n. A suitable, often ironic, name for someone or something.

Not too many of my cool words have made front page news, but in 1997 this one made headlines in both the New York Daily News and the New York Post newspapers.

Both of these papers were reporting the finals of the 1997 Scripps National Spelling Bee - the most prestigious spelling competition in the world. The following clip from this event shows Rebecca Sealfon taking out the title, and captures her ... well ... enthusiasm.

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