15-year-old Jacob Williamson of Cape Coral, Fla., made the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, and the teenager thought for sure he was going to win it all. When Williamson was asked to spell the word “kabaragoya” — and I swear, I had to look like 10 times when I was typing it out — he thought for sure he had it.
Youngster blurted out “I know it, I know it!” with the same sort of thrusting enthusiasm of a 15-year-old having sex for the first time. Check out his “Oh!” face:
Here’s the Vine video of his reaction:
The only problem is Jacob apparently did NOT know it. The poor kid spelled kabaragoya with a “C” instead of a “K” and was dinged. A lifetime of dictionary-memorizing all down the drain for nothing, and all he was left with was a video that went viral.
Here’s the obligatory Turn Down for What? remix Vine via our buddy @worldofisaac:
Even soccer legend Sydney LeBoo felt for the poor kid:
Poor Jacob Williamson, 'kabarogoya' will getcha. #notspellingbeechampion
— Sydney Leroux (@sydneyleroux) May 30, 2014
If Jacob really knew what he was doing, he’d somehow finagle a kiss or at the very least a date from LeBoo. Show everyone you’re multi-talented, Jacob.