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Kavya Shivashankar won the Spelling Bee last night by spelling the proper adjective “Laodicean,” which means lukewarm or indifferent in religion or politics. The word derives from the proper noun Laodicean, which refers to early Christians living in an ancient city in Asia Minor called Laodicea, the motto of which, apparently, was “meh.” In the […]

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