(CNN) — Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe correctly spelled so many words Thursday that the Scripps National Spelling Bee had to declare them both winners.
Why? Because there weren’t enough words left on the competition’s list for them to keep facing off until only one was left standing.
In the bee’s final round, Hathwar, 14, an eighth-grader from Painted Post, New York, correctly spelled the word “stichomythia” — dialogue especially of altercation delivered by two actors.
Sujoe, 13, a seventh-grader from Fort Worth, Texas, correctly spelled the word “feuilleton” — part of a European newspaper.
But we can’t expect illegal immigrants – or legal ones, for that matter – to have to learn English. Because that would be racist.
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