Thursday, March 24, 2011

Not quite...

I winced when I saw "Russian Food and Drink" as a category, but only two of them had Russian in the clue and Alex didn't butcher either (драники draniki and шарлотка sharlotka). So why I am posting? It can't be because I'm going to complement him on his pronunciation?!? (Okay, no; anyway he didn't do that well... He stressed the "nik" and it should be stressed on "dran" (hear it here), and while he put the stress on "lot" he was misled by the English version - in Russian, that's a long O, as in lote (if there were such a word) not lot - hear it here)

It's because he began by announcing "The Ides of March haven't been too hard on our players".

Alex. Alex. The ides are the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months. This is the twenty-fourth of March.

Or perhaps it's not his fault. After all, this show isn't broadcast live. They may be off the presumed schedule for some reason. If so, too bad for you, Alex: they've made you look foolish...

Wait. Did Connie just say that 1961 was after 1962?



At 7:47 PM, March 24, 2011 Anonymous Anonymous had this to say...

I love this game :)

At 8:53 AM, March 25, 2011 Blogger Barry Leiba had this to say...

Even if they're off schedule, he still loses points for using "the Ides of March" as a plural -- it's plural in form, but singular in usage.


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