Are you smarter than a fifth grader?
The short answer is, probably not. Or at least, that’s likely what you’ll soon find out after watching the video above. Buzzfeed got some of its writers to spell words normally featured in an elementary school-level spelling bee, and let’s just say the results were a little short of what you might expect (one person tried to spell privilege with a D, while another participant only got two questions correct out of six). And these people are writers!
In fairness, some of the words are a little tricky. And some of them might a little out of the realm of a “grade 5” test (We don’t remember our classes ever being asked to spell “Mediterranean”, let alone being able to spot the region on a map).
In any case, see how well you do in the video above. Good luck!