Monday, March 12, 2012

A Ton of Annoyance

This just drives me crazy. If he spelled it "Wimbleton" he would get a pass, but because of his accent and devoiced D, he gets the question wrong.

Note to self: if I get on that show, overly enunciate every answer, like a shin-ing jew-el on a brace-let.

edited a few minutes later: Well, shut my mouth. They just penalized the guy who stuck an extra letter into Iberians. Maybe they're changing their laissez-faire attitude toward spelling?

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At 9:55 AM, March 13, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

I too noticed both of those answers, or should I say "questions," last night. Do you suppose they would've given "Ibernians"-guy credit if the correct answer had been "Hibernians" rather than "Iberians"? I wondered if he was trying to finesse his answer in order to cover two possibilities -- or maybe he just mis-wrote "Iberian" and didn't have time to cross out the offending "n."

Or maybe "Jeopardy!" needs less ambiguous clues...

At 10:42 AM, March 13, 2012 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

He said that he first put Hibernians and tried to change it to Iberians - he did cross out the H... I think he should have been given it, since he told Alex he was trying to write "Iberians".


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