My DH was in a play about a Spelling Bee. It ran 3 nights. They would pull 3 audience members up on the stage and have them spell words with the cast. One was to be easy... Something they would get and sit down.
A Female Sheep...
On rehearsal night, they pulled the boyfriend of a cast member.
DH said "Please spell ewe".
He said "U"
The first night the person spelled it Yew.
The second and third night it was spelled You.
In rural Missouri I would assume they could spell ewe. Guess not.