Education: O as in Condominium

Two years ago, when she was only eleven, pretty, brown-eyed Melody Sachko (rhymes with Natch, Joe) had plodded through to the finals of the annual Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee. But that time, the Pittsburgh policeman's daughter tripped over atelier (she spelled it "ate-lia") and wound up in sixth place. Then Melody's mother, Natalie, took over. She drilled Melody over the dishwashing, left her little time for her favorite diversion: shooting pool in the basement. Thumbing through dictionaries, Natalie Sachko typed out some 25,000 words—each with its correct pronunciation and meaning—on individual slips...

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