Watching "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader" pains me. How tonight's contestant managed to find her way to the studio in the first place is beyond me.
The FIRST question in the category of 1st grade spelling was something along the lines of "How many consonants are in the word 'vowel'?" Such a tricky, tricky question (for some). I think probably where she really got hung up is with the spelling of the word 'vowel'. See, when you think that 'vowel' is spelled V-O-U-L, you're going to come up with the wrong number of consonants every time.
What was even sadder was how surprised this woman was when she heard how 'vowel' was actually spelled. I believe that she was honestly, honestly surprised.
It should come as no surprise that it didn't get any better for her. The whole display just made me embarrassed to be human.Sphere: Related Content