WATCH: Canadian rapper Drake referenced at Scripps National Spelling Bee

Global News

Standing in front of hundreds of people – millions more watching from home – and spelling obscure, difficult words can be nerve-wracking.

And when you’re handed a word you’re unsure of with the clock ticking down, it’s all the more frightening.

But Dev Jaiswal called upon his inner Jimmy Brooks and overcame what was probably the biggest challenge of his 13 year life.

With only eight contestants left from a group of 285, Jaiswal was given the word “bacchius” to spell.

After asking for the word’s definition, language of origin and its alternate pronunciation, Jaiswal finally asked for the word to be used in a sentence.

“Rumour has it that Drake’s next mixtape contains a rap in which every verse begins and ends with a bacchius,” said the pronouncer as Jaiswal to let out a nervous laugh.

With only five seconds left on the clock, Jaiswal spelled the word correctly…

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