Anamika Veeramani Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee Because of Stromuhr

Word of the Day: Stromuhr

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Do you know what’s a stromuhr?

I bet few people know what it is. And I bet fewer people knows how to spell it.

Fourteen-year old Anamika Veeramani from Ohio, USA is one of those few.

Lucky for her as she won the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee today because of it.

For her trouble, she received a $30,000 cash prize and an engraved loving cup trophy from Scripps, a $2,500 savings bond, a reference library from Merriam-Webster, $3,800 in reference works from Encyclopædia Britannica, and a $5,000 cash prize from the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation.


Now let’s see if she can spell lopado­temacho­selacho­galeo­kranio­leipsano­drim­hypo­trimmato­silphio­parao­melito­katakechy­meno­kichl­epi­kossypho­phatto­perister­alektryon­opte­kephallio­kigklo­peleio­lagoio­siraio­baphe­tragano­pterygon.


According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, stromuhr it’s a rheometer designed to measure the amount and speed of blood flow through an artery.

Whatever that means.

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2 Responses to “Word of the Day: Stromuhr”

  1. Paolo Says:

    Wow, I don’t even have encountered that word just before I heard it on the contest. Haha. Those kids always amuse me.


  2. Winziph Says:

    ano daw? lol ako din never heard about that word not until now.


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