Ananya Vinay, California 6th Grader, Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ananya Vinay, California 6th Grader, Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

At that point, Ananya began to appear stumped by the word and asks for the word's part of speech and Cuomo replied, "It could be a noun, but may be used as a verb and as an insult". Yep, they wanted her to spell the nonsensical word that President Donald Trump tweeted out earlier this week.

Inside Edition caught up with Edith at her home where she spelled a few words for us like "refrigerator" and "escalator". "It has recently become popular".

"I knew them all", Ananya told the Associated Press afterwards, of the words given to her over the 21 of the allotted 25 championship rounds. She quickly spelled two words correctly in succession, winning on "marocain", which is "a type of dress fabric of ribbed crepe", and with which Vinay is more well-acquainted than you are with probably 90 percent of your surroundings. "Language of origin?" she questioned with a laugh.

And it went on and on like that for what felt like an eternity.

Ananya clinched the championship by correctly spelling the word "marocain".

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

"Good enough", he said.

Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. "Again, covfefe trump was a nonsense word". Her mother, Anupama Poliyedath, says Ananya is already making plans to work with other children on some kind of spelling project.

"Despite the constant negative press covfefe", he posted in the tweet, which he later deleted.

By the time of 6 a.m., that tweet had been remove. Hours later, he asked his followers to figure out the word's true meaning. The pair were the last two standing of the initial 291 spellers.

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