Who knew spelling geekdom is such a delight.  After misspelling in the third round and then the first in the past two years of the SPD book distribution Bee-In fundraiser, I was reverse-Peter-Principled to MC Monday night, 16 May.  Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg sat as the judge at my right-hand.  What a hoot.  SPD offered a drink made of absinthe, root beer, and anise to aid speller's little gray cells.

Evan Karp wrote a snappy portrayal of the evening.

Great spelling history of FUCHSIA.  Plant named for 16th century botanist named Leonhart FUCHS, and applied to colour!