Ever wondered why the spelling competition is called a spelling bee?

In Shakespearean time, the word “bees”  refers to a community social gathering at which friends and neighbours join together in a single activity (sewing, quilting, Farmers would organize ‘apple bees’ or ‘husking bees’ and housewives would get together in ‘sewing bees’ or ‘quilting bees’. Hence, when people got together to spell words, the gathering was called a ‘spelling bee’!

Pierian Spring brings to the students of 1st and 2nd PU the most awaited “spelling bee 2010”. You can register for the contest through the Pierian Spring members or the teachers of the English department the event will be held on 20th of this month in room no117. So get ready to buzz!

Vijayshree, Pierian Spring Member

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