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Drake got name-dropped during the National Spelling Bee

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Does the Scripps National Spelling Bee have the inside scoop on Drake’s next mixtape? 

During the annual event Thursday night, a contestant needed the word “bacchius” to be used in a sentence—you know, a metrical foot of three syllables, the first short, the other two long. The announcer took to the microphone with this:

“Rumor has it that Drake’s next mixtape contains a rap in which every verse begins and ends with a bacchius,” he said, causing the young speller to giggle. 

Drake responded by posting footage of the name-drop to his Instagram (so, is that a confirmation, Drake?). Either way, an A+ for that deadpan delivery, and congratulations to both champs


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