BuzzLine: Channeling Your Pre-Teen Nostalgia

> on May 29, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Do you know what stichomythia means? How about the origin of the word feuilleton? Can you even pronounce them?

These are the final words Sriram Hathwar, 14, and Ansun Sunjoe, 13, spelled correctly at this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee to become the first co-champions since 1962. After six rounds of eliminations, the young men had essentially used up every word the competition organizers had available, resulting in a tie.

Their prize? An even split of $30,000. That’s a lot of money for two kids who don’t even have their learner’s permits.

Today’s BuzzLine question is a walk down memory lane to your pre-teen years. In SIX-WORDS, what would your 13 year old self spend $15,000 on?


  • Chunky Doc Martens. Rip-away pants.
  • Save it for college, of course.
  • Meeting my pop idol, Ricky Martin!

Leave your best six-word answer in the comment area, and you could be the winner of a Starbucks gift card. It may not be $15k, but it’s enough for a latte or two!



About Nikki Parrotte:

Nikki serves as a senior account executive in Padilla’s Washington, D.C. office, where her passion for creative solutions and meaningful connections makes her a valuable member of the agency’s consumer practice. She has diverse experience in strategic traditional and social media relations for a variety of industries and audiences from consumer packaged goods to home and housewares and tourism.

15 Comments on “BuzzLine: Channeling Your Pre-Teen Nostalgia

    •  by  Cathie Max

      Wow, Dairy Queen didn’t exist when I was 13!

  1.  by  Matt Kucharski

    At 13? College or lifetime Playboy subscription.

  2.  by  Shalee Hanson

    CDs and 98degrees posters for life.

    Sorry I was so cool when I was 13.

  3.  by  Linda Andreozzi

    Live London Beatles concert with friends.

  4.  by  Alisa Coddington

    Esprit store shopping spree with friends

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