COME ON BABY TELL ME WHAT'S THE [WORD]: I just switched over to closed-captioning, both so that my colleagues could get some work done and so that I could figure out the answer to this question: how do the closed-caption transcribers handle the Bee? The answer: [word].
"[Pronouncer says word.]"
"[Speller repeats word.] Could you use it in a sentence?"
"The [word] people live in northeastern India."
"[Word]. [Word]. What is the country of origin?"
Awkward, I suppose, but it does prevent the closed-captioning people from having to hire ex-Bee champs as temps.