- USA Today on the foodie word thing, quoting my tweet.
- WaPo dives into the sensitive topic of why Indian Americans do well at the Bee.
- The AP does some table-setting.
- A reminder that the semifinalist kids did a second written test (here's the answers to last year's), earlier tonight, which in addition to tomorrow's two oral rounds will determine who the up-to-twelve kids are for tomorrow night's finals:
"The Semifinals Test has 26 multiple choice items divided in four sections, with spellers identifying their responses on Scantron test forms. A speller receives one point for each of the 12 items identified correctly in the Round Four Spelling section, one point for each of the 12 items identified correctly in the Round Four Vocabulary section, three points for a correct answer to the single item in the Round Five Vocabulary section, and three points for a correct answer to the single item in the Round Six Vocabulary section.
"During the morning of Thursday, May 28 the Bee will email Semifinals Test score reports to Semifinalist spellers and their parents."added: Vox talks to Nupur Lala, Uncle Spike, and three former winners who don't sometimes show up here to talk about the Bee.