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This week’s words for the 2011 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Old English and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, www.myspellit.com.  To see previous weeks’ words, scroll down.

dogged   manhandle   quell   fiery   creepy   dreary   fathom

threshold   errand   timely   dairy   reckless   bequeath

nostril   mermaid   nightingale   mongrel

alderman   hawthorn   quiver

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In a quaint English village an eighty-three year old man and his wife are getting ready for a car trip to Germany.  It’s not an ordinary sightseeing visit rather it’s one of contrition.  The man had bombed a German village during World War II and wants to apologize to its inhabitants.  When their son comes by to see them off, he realizes they need more than a wave good-bye.  And so, for better or worse, he accompanies them.

 

 

The Murphy Library is showing the funny and wistful road trip movie, “Bomber,” Thursday at 3:15 p.m. and 6 p.m.  It is Film Movement’s latest comedy/drama and is for anyone who has woken up from this nightmare:  your parents go to a marriage counselor and the counselor is…you! 

Running time is 85 minutes.  Film Movement allows the library to advertise and show their films once before they go into circulation.  Call 837-2417 for details.

This week’s words for the 2011 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Greek, and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, www.myspellit.com.  Scroll down to see previous weeks’ words.

acme   democracy   topical  ergonomic   protein   angelic

android   character   chronology cosmetic   antibiotic

hygiene   phenomenon   amnesia   pragmatic

geothermal  analysis   periphery

sarcasm  enthusiasm

The Murphy Library is showing “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a comedy of errors for the unattached at 3:15 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Thursday.   It stars Colin Firth, Rupert Everett and Reese Witherspoon and is rated PG.  Running time is 97 minutes.  Call 837-2417 for details.

Oscar Wilde wrote about the lies a single person tells to get a date long before Internet dating sites became popular when he wrote “The Importance of Being Earnest.”  The Irish-born playwright created Jack Worthing, a country gentleman who loves to go to London on the pretense of visiting his poor, down and out brother, “Earnest.”  Except, there is no brother.

In London, however, Jack keeps his country life private.  He introduces himself as “Earnest.”  After all, it’s 1890, and nobody can “google” him.

Earnest/Jack’s best London friend is Algy, who never met a bill he wanted to pay.  When Algy unexpectedly visits Jack’s country house to get ahead of the bill collectors, guess what name he decides to use.  You got it:  “Earnest.”  He tellls everyone he’s Jack’s brother.  Remember him?  The brother Jack was always visiting in London?

If you’re a little confused, don’t worry.  Wilde knew how to keep us unconfused while making us laugh.

This week’s words for the 2011 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Spanish, and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, www.myspellit.com.  Scroll down to see more words.

renegade   barrio   fandango   mesa   oregano   empanada

sombrero   quesadilla   flamenco   fiesta   tomatillo

burrito   alligator   mantilla   chalupa   mariachi

vigilante   cabana   machismo   bongo

Two hit men are sent to a quaint town in Belgium while waiting for things to cool down back at home in England.  They are an odd couple.  One likes to sightsee.  The other likes a pretty blond in his sights.

The Murphy Library is showing “In Bruges,” a thriller full of drama and dark comedy, Thursday at 3: 15 p.m. and again at 6 p.m.  It stars Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes and is rated R for violence, bad language, and everything else.  Think of the movie Sideways, but with guns.  Running time is 107 minutes.

The quaint town is  Bruges, Belgium and it’s not possible to find a more beautiful place you’ve probably never visited.  The surroundings, however, are nothing compared to the colorful personalities of the two thugs.
All  the credit for the great dialogue goes to English writer and director Martin McDonagh an award-winning playwright. His plays such as “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” have found welcome homes both in London and on Broadway.  Call 837-2417 for details.

This week’s words for the 2011 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from French, and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, http://www.myspellit.com.  To see previous weeks’ words, scroll down.

crochet   regime   altruism   beige   stethoscope   prairie

amenable   plateau   boutique   quiche   bureaucracy 

escargot   manicure   motif   collage   impasse 

fuselage   souvenir   elite   finesse


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