Some Say the Spelling of a Winning Word Just Wasn’t Kosher

June 1, 2013 1:52 AM

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Some Say the Spelling of a Winning Word Just Wasn’t Kosher

Or so say mavens of Yiddish about the winning word, knaidel, in the widely televised Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night. Knaidel is the matzo ball or dumpling that Jewish cooks put in chicken soup.

But somebody may have farblondjet, or gone astray, the Yiddish experts say.

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