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Spelling Bee winners 2017 vs Word

Each year has a little fun seeing how Microsoft Word’s dictionary compares to the winners of the Scripps (US) National Spelling Bee.

Word did better in 2017 than past years. Still, no chance of Word reaching the finals in 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016 and now 2017 despite being much older than any of the contestants.

Here’s a list of the words used in the 2017 Final as they appear in Word with the US English dictionary.

Spelling Bee 2017 final rounds word list.

(Using Word 2016 for Windows with US English proofing and internet connection)

Word spell checked as ‘OK’ 46 out of the 109 words in the final.

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