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Watch These Kids Dab On 'Em At The Scripps National Spelling Bee

More like ~spell~ on ‘em, right?

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The Scripps National Spelling Bee — perhaps the most riveting annual sports event ESPN has to offer — drew to a close Thursday night after awarding its third consecutive tie, this year to 13-year-old Jairam Hathwar and *11-year-old* Nihar Janga, the youngest kid ever to win the bee.

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WYD, literally everyone else who hasn't accomplished this feat?


And, sometimes, even a little flexing, all in the spirit of healthy competition, of course.

After correctly executing words like “condignly,” “bathos,” and “nagelfluh,” several savvy spellers celebrated by dabbing for the crowd.

The Carolina Panthers took notice.

Expect angry letters, kids.

Tamerra Griffin is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based Nairobi, Kenya.

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