Moore crowned the queen of slang


Avery Deen

Last year’s Slang Bee king Adam Babich relinquishes his crown to this year’s victor, Angie Moore. The Slang Bee took place in the cafeteria on May 5 from 7-8 p.m. and was hosted by Avid Club. “Wiggin’ was the hardest word I had to spell,” Moore said. “There were words that ended in “ing”, some with “in” and a couple with just the “n”. I took a guess on this one with the “in” and only stayed in because the next contestant missed it. I suppose it was on purpose, props to Mr. Cieri for saving me.”

Avery Deen, Reporter

This year’s Slang Bee, which is structured like your average spelling bee but with teenage slang words that teachers are expected to spell instead, took place in the cafeteria on May 5 from 7-8 p.m. and concluded with the victory of math teacher Angie Moore.

“It was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, now I can help with the advancement of world peace,” Moore said. “Okay, seriously, the night was a lot of fun and I so enjoyed getting to hang with some teachers I normally don’t get to be around. The Avid Club did a great job of setting it up and I was honored to be crowned the Slang Bee winner.”

The words ranged from common terms like “mmmkay” to almost unheard of slang like “maulanar” which was the the first word spelled wrong and the first word someone was eliminated on, wiht that contestant being spanish teacher Katy Evans.

“I felt like a student in the sense that I was cramming at the last minute,” Evans said. “It was a bad decision because I got out on the first round. Honestly I deserved to be the first one out because I didn’t study, but it was still sad.”

For most, the country slang category was the hardest, containing bizarre words like “dootcher” “farscape” and “ignert.” Science teacher Christopher Cieri, who also competed in last year’s slang bee, was no exception.

“The hardest word I had to spell was actually my first word which was “hankerin,” Cieri said. “I couldn’t remember if it ended in a g or not. After that though I pretty much knew them all.”