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Iridocyclitis is a type of eye inflammation a Vine video remix series featuring a clip of Mississippi-based teenager Dev Jaiswal saying the word "iridocyclitis" during the Scripps Spelling Bee competition in May 2015.


On May 28th, 2015, the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee was held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. During the competition, Louisville, Mississippi teenager Dev Jaiswall placed 5th after incorrectly spelling the word "iridocyclitis." The following day, Viner Fails of Vine uploaded a short clip of Jaiswal repeating the word "iridocyclitis" (shown below).


On June 1st, 2015, YouTuber Conor Crowley reuploaded the Vine. On July 2nd, the Iridocyclitis Vine channel uploaded a warped version of the clip with slowed down audio (shown below). In the next two weeks, the Vine accumulated upwards of 48,000 loops, 1,000 likes and 600 revines.

On July 14th, the ObeseFailTV YouTube channel uploaded a compilation of iridocyclitis Vine videos (shown below). The same day, another compilation was uploaded by the World's Best Videos YouTube channel (shown below, right).

Various Examples

As of mid July 2015, there are over 500 results for the tag "#iridocyclitis" on Vine.[1]

Search Interest

External References

[1] Vine – #iridocyclitis

Recent Videos 8 total

Recent Images 12 total

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Roy G. Biv
Roy G. Biv

Seriously, I'm confused. Is it supposed to be funny because it's a weird word or something? Because that boy says it clearly and calmly, which doesn't seem inherently funny or uplifting or anything to me.


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