How to spell 'cleptopenia'? It's a tech-slang showdown

Scripps spelling bee co-winners Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe go head-to-head spelling tech slang terms from Urban Dictionary they will never use in a sentence.

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Can you use "cleptopenia" in a sentence? Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET

At this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, there were two champions named -- Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe. In true geektastic fashion, Mashable invited the winners for the ultimate spelling challenge. The co-champions were asked to spell slang words taken from the Urban Dictionary.

The champs were asked to spell made-up jargon like "brofessional" which means "a person who excels in party-related activities with a professional style;" and "cleptopenia" which is defined as "the unconscious theft of pens."

While some words like "YOLO" and "crowny" seem rather self-explanatory, other terms such as "Googleheimer's" and "textpectation" aren't exactly easy to use in a sentence.

See how you measure up against these champs in this Urban Dictionary Spelling Bee.

 

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