Larry Grossman, 56, of Northwood (pop. 959), correctly spelled botryoidal, which means shaped like a bunch of grapes, to set himself up to win the 2008 AARP National Spelling Bee. His final spelling word was debouch. The contest is for spellers 50 or older.
AARP National Spelling Bee
Health, Home & Family, On the Road, TriviaBy American Profile on July 12, 2009