Most Enthusiastic Spelling Bee Contestant Ever Shouts "I Know It!" Before Misspelling Word

Jacob Williamson may have lost the National Spelling Bee after misspelling “kabaragoya,” but he won a lot of hearts over his unbridled love of words.


"Please give me a word I know," Williamson excitedly told bee Pronouncer Jacques Bailly before getting "euripus" on Wednesday.


"Please give me a word I know," Williamson excitedly told bee Pronouncer Jacques Bailly before getting "euripus" on Wednesday.


Jacob replied: "I know it! Greek, right?" Yes, came the answer, and Williamson quickly spelled the word correctly.


Jacob replied: "I know it! Greek, right?" Yes, came the answer, and Williamson quickly spelled the word correctly.


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On Wednesday night, Williamson also aced his word "carcharodont."





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