Spelling Bee Or STD

This year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a lightning round spell off. The words were tough, but not as tough as a positive STD test at a clinic.  Would you know the difference? Here’s a quiz to find out: 

  1. Charadriiform
  2. Ditalini
  3. Chlamedia
  4. Moorhen
  5. Chancroid
  6. Gonorrhea
  7. Sereh
  8. Trichamoniasis
  9. Pyrrolidone
  10. Senijextee
  11. Papillomavirus
  12. Syphilis
  13. Otukian
  14. Scyllarian


Spelling Bee Word: 1,2,4,7,9,10,13,14

STD: 3,5,6,8,11,12


by Paul Lander

Paul Lander

Paul Lander is not sure which he is proudest of — winning the Noble Peace Prize or sending, Congolese gynecologist, Dr. Denis Mukwege to accept it on his behalf, bringing to light the plight of African women in war torn countries. In his non-daydreaming hours, Paul has written for Weekly Humorist, National Lampoon, American Bystander, Huff Post Comedy, McSweeney’s, Bombeck Writers Workshop Blog, Humor Times, written and/or produced for multiple TV shows and written standup material that’s been performed on Maher, The Daily Show, Colbert, Kimmel, etc. Now, on to Paul’s time-commanding Special Forces in Khandahar…