The First Annual Brian Lehrer Show Knaidel Invitational

Friday, May 31, 2013

Last night, 13-year-old Queens native Arvind Mahankali took first place at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Today we're conducting our own spelling bee with some of the weirder words from the competition, so call us up at 212-433-9692 to play!

Comments [7]

Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

You made it through the whole week without once mentioning the Obama/IRS/Holder lawlessness! No easy feat!! Very deft avoidance, even for WNYC/NPR.
You also haven’t mentioned the IRS targeting of PRO-ISRAEL groups that has been uncovered.
Pretty shameful for a guy who still has the chutzpah to describe himself as a Jew on this program.
Gee, am I allowed to say that?

May. 31 2013 09:38 PM
Robert from NYC

yes a matzoh ball would be a knaidel since it's a dumpling. Leberknoedel are liver dumplings in German. Knaiel must be either a Scandinavian work or Dutch cognate of knoedel

May. 31 2013 11:59 AM
Amy from Manhattan

I have to wonder if the dictionary gives the plural of "knaidel" in English as "knaidlach" or "knaidels"!

May. 31 2013 11:57 AM
Robert from NYC

to make better

May. 31 2013 11:56 AM
Robert from NYC


May. 31 2013 11:54 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Aw, dang! I know how to spell "olecranon"--but then, I'm a ringer for most medical terms.

May. 31 2013 11:52 AM

thank the gods for spell check!

May. 31 2013 11:52 AM

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