Drake Used As A Clue In National Spelling Bee

“Drake’s next mixtape contains a rap in which every verse begins and ends with a bacchius.”

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Drake has already accomplished a lot of things at a relatively young age; as the MC likes to remind listeners, "started from the bottom now we're here." But now he’s really here: the Scrips National Spelling Bee referenced the rapper in a prompt that was supposed to help a confused speller muddle his way through an unknown word. “Rumor has it that Drake’s next mixtape contains a rap in which every verse begins and ends with a bacchius,” one of the judges told an aspiring champion.

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Maybe Bacchius is the name of the next big rapper to merge from Toronto? Sadly not. Apparently the word means, “a foot of three syllables that in quantitative meter consists of one short syllable followed by two long ones, and that in accentual meter consists of one unstressed syllable followed by two stressed ones.” The judge was just speculating about the next step in Drake's rhythmic experimentation.

Drake has been excited about his own cultural relevance lately. He also instagrammed the now-legendary video of Stephen Curry’s daughter Riley chanting the Drake hook from Big Sean’s “Blessings.”

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May 29, 2015
Drake Used As A Clue In National Spelling Bee