Missouri’s only remaining contestant in the National Spelling Bee has made it through the first segment of today’s fourth round. Elizabeth Platz of Shelbina was given “arsedine” (arse-a-dine) in today’s first segment…

Elizabeth spells it (edited) :44 mp3

The silence means the bell did not ring–which happens if a speller misses the word.

The semifinal event continues at this hour on ESPN. Tonight’s championship spell-off will be on ABC