6 Really Hard Words You’re Spelling Wrong (2019 Spelling Bee) *IMPOSSIBLE*


– Why didn’t you hear
the pterodactyl go to the bathroom? – (FBE) Why?
– ‘Cause it had a silent P! (golf clapping)
♪ (ba-dum-tss) ♪ (chuckles) Is this thing on? ♪ (upbeat intro) ♪ – For 92 years, students from
across the country have competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
– We’re doing a spelling bee? – Am I gonna have
to spell things today? I’m not good at spelling. – (FBE) This year,
there was an unprecedented victory with an eight-way tie
for first place. – Oh, god. That is very unusual. – (FBE) So today, we’re obviously
gonna see how well you spell compared to a range
of the smartest youth from around the country.
– You know… (laughs) Spelling’s not my forte.
I’m more of a spoken word kind of guy. We just did a spelling bee stream
a couple days ago and I won on the word poignant,
silent N. It’s whatev– No. Silent G. Whatever.
– Right now, I’m gonna set the bar real low.
I can’t spell for [bleep]. I voice text all the time,
because I don’t know how to spell words.
– I do have an extensive vocabulary I feel, but… (chuckles)
spelling’s– I’m like, “No.” It’s gonna be bad.
– I’m ready. And I’m getting
fifth grade PTSD again. – (FBE) All right,
and in true spelling bee style, we’re gonna bring you the mic.
– Yes! Dude, I always feel more official
with a mic in front of me, ’cause people have to listen to me. – (FBE) This is the first word
that kicked off the spelling bee and it was given
to an elementary school student from Montgomery, Alabama,
who got this word correct. – Oh my goodness.
if I misspell it, so embarrassing! – (FBE) The word is energumen. The definition is a person
possessed by an evil spirit. – I should know that.
Can I have the origin please? – (FBE) Sure. This is
18th century Latin. – Oh. Use that every day.
– Energumen, N… (buzzer)
– …I-N… I already failed. – E-N-G…
(buzzer) – …R…
– E… N-N…
(buzzer) (wheezing laughter) – I-N-E-R-G…
(buzzer) – E-N-U-R-G-U-M-E-N.
(buzzer) – E-N-E-R-G-U-M-O…
(buzzer) …N,
energumen. – E-N-E-R-G-U-I-M.
(buzzer) No. (laughs)
– …G-U-M-E-N. That’s it.
– (FBE) That’s correct! (ding)
– Oh, it is? It’s the way you pronounce it,
and I put it in my head how to spell it.
– I’ve never heard that word in my life, and I’m a spooky kind
of gal. I like demons and [bleep], but I didn’t
know that one. (laughs) – Now I’m a little bit confident.
But still, I’m mad at myself for getting that wrong.
– I’m feeling that I need to take another vacation after this.
– (FBE) This second word is very common,
but it’s often misspelled. – Sure.
– (FBE) The word is Wednesday. – I am so mad right now.
I literally… (chuckles) just do W-E-D, period. – W-E-N…
(buzzer) – …S-D-A-Y. – W-E-N…
(buzzer) (gasps) – Oh. W-E-D-N-E-S-D-A-Y.
(ding) Wed-nes-day.
(laughs) – W. That’s for sure.
E-D… N-E-S-D-A-Y. (ding)
Wednesday. – …N-E-S-D-A-Y, Wednesday.
(ding) – And then we all know how
to spell the word “day”… (ding)
…so you can do that at home. – W-E-D-N-E-S-D-A-Y.
(ding) – …N-E-S-D-A-Y. Wednesday.
(ding) – (FBE) So, the proper spelling
is W-E-D… – OH! ‘Cause the D’s silent.
Ugh. My friends are gonna make so much fun of me!
– That might be the only point I get. – I used to misspell it
all the time, and my teacher was like, “Wed-nes-day!”
And I never forgot that. – It should be W-E-N-D, sday.
Wendsay, that’s how it’s spelled. The English language is ridiculous. – (FBE) This is the most searched word
on Google for the spelling. – Okay. I’m nervous.
I’ve probably searched it, too. – (FBE) The word is restaurant.
– Oh! Okay. – R-E-S-T… U-R-A-N-T?
(buzzer) That’s wrong.
– R-E-N… (buzzer)
…S-T-A… – R-E-S-T-U-R-A-N-T.
(buzzer) – R-E-S-T-U-A-R…
(buzzer) I give up!
I told you guys I suck at spelling. – R-E-S-T… A-U-R-A-N-T, restaurant.
(ding) – …A-U-R-A-N-T.
(ding) – …T-A-U-R-A-N-T.
(ding) – …R-A-N-T, restaurant.
(ding) – (FBE) Correct!
– Oh my goodness! I only knew how to do it,
’cause you said it phonetically. This is honestly me fulfilling
a childhood dream. – Ah, I was so close, though.
– It’s just ’cause we audibly say it resturant, not restaurant.
– Wow! Oh my gosh! I am killing the game right now.
I cannot even lie. (giggles) – (FBE) The word is prestidigitation. – Oh, god. Presti– prest– I know the word.
– (FBE) The definition is magic tricks performed
as entertainment. – Okay. Let me try it. – P-R-I-S-D-T-A-C-H-O-U-N. – (FBE) You know what?
You sounded that word out really well. – P-R-E-S-T-E-D…
(buzzer) – P… (chuckles)
…R-E… I wanna say– oh, no. E…
(buzzer) – P-R-E-S-T-I… …G-I…
(buzzer) – …T-I-D…
Presti… I-D… (buzzer)
…I-T-I-O-N.
I think it’s wrong. – T-I-D-I-G-I-T… I-O-N?
(buzzer) I don’t even–
I lost the word. (laughs) – …D-I-G…
Prestidigi… A…
(buzzer) Tation, T-A-T-I-O-N.
Prestidigitation. I said a lot of letters.
I don’t remember any of them. – …T-I-D-I-G-I… T-A-T-I-O-N, prestidigitation.
(ding) – (FBE) Yes!
– I got it! Oh my gosh. Wow. – I was a lot closer on the last word
than I thought it was gonna be, so I’ll take it.
– I left out a bunch in the middle there.
– Let’s just say I got this one right, ’cause this was really hard,
and… yeah. – (FBE) Okay, so this one
may prove challenging unless maybe you’re
a Jurassic Park fan. – Ah, [bleep]. Dinosaurs?
– (FBE) The word is pterodactyl. -Pterodactyl? Oh god, no.
– It’s just a whole bunch of consonants and can I please
get a [bleep] vowel? I am so mad! It’s one
of my favorite dinosaurs, too. – I’m not even gonna try.
I’m not gonna try on that one. Nope. – T-A-R-D…
(buzzer) – T-E-R-R-I…
(buzzer) – I’m just going for it.
– (FBE) Go. – Pterodactyl. T-E-R-A…
(buzzer) – P-T-E-O-R…
(buzzer) – I know it’s like P-T-R-Y-D-A-C-A-L?
(buzzer) No. It’s around there,
but I don’t know how to spell it. – P-T-E-R-A…
(buzzer) – …C-T-Y-L.
(ding) – (FBE) All right. So, pterodactyl,
just for your own noggin. Are you ready?
It’s P-T… – What?!
– P?! – (FBE) Yeah.
– (both) Perodactyl? – In my head, I was just like, P.
I don’t care if I– I knew I was gonna get
everything else wrong. I remembered that.
It didn’t come out. It’s different when
you’re at home! Stop it! – Why didn’t you hear
the pterodactyl go to the bathroom? – (FBE) Why?
– ‘Cause it had a silent P! (golf clapping)
♪ (ba-dum-tss) ♪ – (chuckles) Is this thing on? – (FBE) This is our last word.
– Okay. – (FBE) This is from
the spelling bee that led to the eight-way tie.
– Oh, no. (chuckles) – (FBE) The word is odylic.
– May I have the definition please? – (FBE) A force or natural power
formerly held by some to reside in certain individuals
and to underlie hypnotism and magnetism
and some other phenomena. – Interesting. I probably won’t be
using that in my day-to-day life. – O-D-L…
(buzzer) …C-K. – O-H…
(buzzer) …U-D-I-C, odylic. – (FBE) Aww, so close! Oh, good night.
– O-D-I-L-Y-C-K. (chuckles) I’m not sure.
– …D-E… (buzzer)
…L-L-I-C. – O-D-Y-L-L-I-C.
(buzzer) – …Y-L-L-I-C, odylic. (chuckles)
(buzzer) – O-D-Y-L-L-I-C?
Odylic. – (FBE) Dammit, Eric! You’re so close!
– I’m sorry! One L? – (FBE) Yeah.
– Dammit! – O-D-Y-L-I-C. (chuckles)
(ding) – (FBE) Correct! – Really? – (FBE) I am so sorry, Jayka.
The correct spelling O-D-Y-L-I-C. – Are you kidding me?! – (FBE) Josie, with five
correctly spelled words, you won! – And thank you.
Oh, my parents taught me a lot. They were also good in spelling.
– I did pretty well considering some people
can’t spell the difference between “your” and “you’re.” – Spelling is not my forte.
Guess what? Well, I guess you need it if you’re gonna be on this show. – (FBE) These are all pretty hard,
but you know what? We’re learning something today,
aren’t we? – We’re learning to never give up. – (people) Awww.
– (child) Cute! – (FBE) Anything you wanna say
to your English teachers or your parents?
– You did the best you could, and I’m sorry if I let you down.
– All my teachers that I’ve had in elementary school
have been my best friends and my favorite teachers.
Now, cut please. – Thanks for watching us
try to spell on the React Channel. – If you liked this video,
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  2. That was easy i did NOT KNOW i was that good but for a 8 year old me thats nooice im better than my 12 year old cousin lol

  3. I’ll never forget the spelling bee between 3rd and 4th graders I was in 3rd grade and won with the word “mosquito” lol it’s my only pride hahahaha

  4. This sounds weird but with prestidigitation I had to sound it out like "lower case letters" like a little kid, p r e s. Like not PE AR EE

  5. I bet I'll fail this thing this
    this is Soo impossible

    You read that wrong so
    so stop reading this

    Did yuo pass boht of than or onyl
    One cuz thus is a mistacke

    Ok I bet u passed

  6. Lucas is such a mood
    I loVe All my teAcHer thaT I haD in mY eLeMEnTarY sChOoL thEy hAve bEeN mY besT friEnDs now cut pls 😂😂😂😂

  7. Imagine saying in the comments that you got every word right even though they show the spelling on the bottom and no one cares anyway

  8. When I was a kid there was no definition or origin given..Just the word and you had to spell it…As a kid I rocked alway won in my school. as I get older not as good.

  9. I find it so weird and even a bit uneducated that people from USA aren't able to spell their native language. I'm Finnish myself and I can speak and spell 3 languages, 2 of them in a native level. 😅

  10. I feel proud that I spelled prestidigitation, pterodactyl and odylic correctly. I have only heard one of those words and it was from Jurassic Park😂😂

  11. I got all of them right but I can only spell prestidigitation because of Akeelah and the bee😂😂😂

  12. "Odylic" is why I hate english pronounciation… Spelled "Odylic", but said "Odellic". French pronounciation is so easy in comparaison…

  13. "I did pretty well considering some people can't spell the difference between your and *you're*"
    Please. That's more of a grammatical usage [specifically contraction] error versus just not knowing how to spell

  14. One time.. I would’ve won my school spelling bee but SOMEONE had to laugh at the last person getting off, so he got to get back up. >:(

  15. I won 2 spelling bees in my school in the same year and I got 4th place in the 13th annual spelling bee in the princess sumaya university

  16. 7:17 “ A pterodactyl is my favorite dinosaur” actually a pterodactyl isn’t a dinosaur, It’s a flying raptor

  17. The little girl is cute the black one and I'm not being RASICT sorry I just have want people to know who I talking two

  18. GRANDMA : my parents taught me a lot…and they were good at spelling too .

    Me: weird flex grandma but ok 😂

  19. This wouldn't happen if English wasn't such a weirdarse language like. What do you need all those phonetics for X'D

  20. I’m so shocked about the fact that you do the spelling challenge in England or USA…it’s so obvious that you should know how to spell the words, especially the simple ones like Wednesday 😂😂😂 I’m Italian and I guessed all of them!

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