Oh, Go Buy an Umlaut
Wa*t to *ud*ti*n fo* Whe*l *f Fo*t*ne? The Wheelmobile, recruiting contestants for a certain nationally syndicated game show starring P** S*j*k and V**n* Whi**, will stop at Northern Quest Casino on Sunday, with auditions at noon, 1:30 pm and 3 pm. Pick up an application an hour beforehand. Visit www.khq.com. And don't bother hoarding any consonants.
The Bin was challenged to a duel this week. In light of our Spokane Is Spelling victory last October, persons unidentified hand-delivered to Inlander HQ a glass vial enclosing a dead "spelling" bee in some viscous fluid or other and promising to see us in October (see photo). (Ooh, our dictionaries are all a-quiver.)
One small irony, by the way. The challenge -- "To: The Pacific Northwest Inlander "Glottogonics" (Michael Bowen, Anne Colford, Joel Smith)" -- misspells our associate editor's name. As she points out, should our challengers seek the correct spelling, they can find it, in our office, on last year's championship trophy.