Jacob Williamson, 15, of Cape Coral, Florida was eliminated from the Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday evening after misspelling "kabaragoya." But not before prematurely celebrating what he assumed would be his correct spelling of the word.
"I know it, I know it, I totally know it!" Williamson screamed when given the word.
He did not know it.
After he spelled "kabaragoya" with a "c" and heard the bell alerting him to an error, Williamson loudly and hilariously exclaimed, "WHAT?!" And then, after composing himself, he gracefully exited the stage like a badass, high-fiving the remaining contestants.
For the record, a kabaragoya is a large lizard native to South Asia.