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San Jose Middle School Student Goes Down on ‘Liederkranz’ in National Spelling Bee Semifinals

| May 31, 2012
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Update: Doh! Siddharth Kulkarni from Chaboya Middle School in San Jose just went down in the Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals on Liederkranz. He spelled it Liederkrantz, with a t.

According to Wikipedia, Liederkranz is “an American re-creation of Limburger cheese, made subtly different by the use of a different bacterial culture for smear-ripening.”

And from now on, it will be spelled in the Kulkarni household like this:

Liederkranz!!!

You can watch the rest of the bee live online on ESPN 3 by entering your ID and password for your local cable company, or follow along on Twitter.

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