[urq] German word wins US Spelling Bee?

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Fri Jun 2 13:04:50 EDT 2006

... I noticed that too ... since I didn't grow up speaking German I
don't know if I would have gotten that one were I in the spelling bee at
that age ... 

> OK, is it just me?  I mean Ursprache?  I mean, it's great that now
> everyone will understand I have an URquattro and not a You Are
> quattro :-)  I guess the world iIS getting smaller.  In case you
> missed it, "Ursprache" was the word that won the national spelling
> bee for a 13 year old NJ girl this year.   And it means Root
> Language. Hmm, Come to think of it, I've also got the Ur A8 -- the
> V8 ;-)  lol
> And the runner-up was a 14 old Canadian girl who stumbled on
> "Weltschmerz."  Also German.  Huh???
> Ingo (yeah, but I grew up speaking German)
> '84 urq - '91 V8 5 spd - '93 V8 - '90 V8 (project)

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