A major rule change less than two months before the Scripps National Spelling Bee has some of the world's best young spellers all abuzz over the implications.
As Yahoo News! reports, the early rounds of the contest will now include vocabulary as well as spelling questions; in other words, contestants will be required to know the meanings of all those tough words. In the past, spellers could request words to be defined for them, to help them spell the word. For the seriously devoted kids who've been studying for months, this is a major twist.