Icelandic Spelling Bee

"According to the 2011 Global Study on Homicide by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Iceland's homicide rate between 1999-2009 never went above 1.8 per 100,000 population on any given year.

On the other hand, the US had homicide rates between 5.0 and 5.8 per 100,000 population during that same stretch."  —The British Broadcasting Corporation

SPELLING BEE JUDGE: Your word is... "Neomercantilism."

HÓLMFRÍÐUR: Neomercantilism. N-E-O-M-E-R-C-A-N-T-I-L-I-S-M.

SPELLING BEE JUDGE: That is correct.

(HÓLMFRÍÐUR exits; KRISTJÁN enters)

SPELLING BEE JUDGE: Your word is... "Murder."

KRISTJÁN: Herder?

SPELLING BEE JUDGE: Murder.

KRISTJÁN: Trúður?

SPELLING BEE JUDGE: Murder.

KRISTJÁN: ...what is the language of origin?

SPELLING BEE JUDGE: Proto-Indo-European.

(3 seconds pass

KRISTJÁN: Can you use it in a sentence?

SPELLING BEE JUDGE: After enjoying a delicious meal of hrútspungar, Guðlaugur decided to visit his mother, Aðalheiður, in Kópavogur so that he could drive her to Nesjavellir, show her the Special Investigative Commission report on the causes of the 2008 financial collapse of Iceland, and convince her that it was time for tourists to pay; it was time to commit murder."

KRISTJÁN: Thank you. Murkder. M-U-R-K-D-E-R.

SPELLING BEE JUDGE: I'm sorry, that's incorrect. 

(KRISTJÁN exits; AÐALSTEINUNN enters)

SPELLING BEE JUDGE: Your word is... "Hrafnabjargafoss."

AÐALSTEINUNN: Hrafnabjargafoss. H-R-A-F-N-A-B-J-A-R-G-A-F-0-S-S.

SPELLING BEE JUDGE: That is correct.