Patrick Cull, by Gosh
Patrick Cull made it through the early trials at the State Spell-off
in Mt. Pleasant, watching others get tripped up on things he knew
quite well, such as the pre-colonial capital of the Tanimbar Islands.
Their bad guesses helped develop his self-confidence, and he thought
he had it madeuntil they tripped him up by asking a question
that was too easy: what state's Osh Kosh in? He knew it; everyone
knows it; and yet somehow his answer came out, Minnesota.
So he was asked to sit down. Of the 109 regional winner
entrants, he finished 16th.
Just wait until next year!
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