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Spell shocked on stage, who'd have guessed?

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This comes as no surprise to my copy editors (saviors, each and every one of them, even the ones I've driven out of journalism), but I am not a great speller.

This is in equal parts because:

A) When in doubt, I make up words.

B) I was too easily distracted to be a good student and retain useful knowledge.

So when I was asked to be a celebrity speller in Moorhead High School's musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," I knew the joke would be on me.

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