Brooklyn 'Slurring Bee' Adds Alcohol to Classic Competition (4/10/13)

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BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — How do you spell I-N-E-B-R-I-A-T-E-D?

Just ask participants of Last Exit Bar's Slurring Bee competition. Spelling bees can be intimidating in the traditional form, but the Slurring Bee goes to new extremes in that participants must take a shot before each round. And spellers tend to go through phases during the competition — often starting with bravado and ending up somewhere else, says organizer Billy Parker.

The bee started in Brooklyn in April of 2012 and a year later boasts a crew of devoted followers, who will participate in the "Tournament of Champions" on April 16th, to mark their one-year Brooklyn anniversary.

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