Wednesday, March 14, 2012

You finish the story

Rebecca, a Jeopardy! contestant was present at the burial of the last tsar of Russia. Alex announced this, and then there was the following exchange
Alex: "The last tsar of Russia was Nicholas II, and he and his family were executed in the early 1900s, but - you finish the story."
Rebecca: "They were reburied in St Petersburg -"
Alex: "They found the bones and they reburied them in St Petersburg."
Sheesh. Alex, she got out a half a dozen words before you interrupted her.

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At 9:01 PM, March 14, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Re "resident gander and mallards":

Couldn't you have written the legend as "Duck, Duck, Goose"? Or to humor me, "Pato, Pato, Ganso"?

 
At 9:07 PM, March 14, 2012 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

I could have, though I must admit that "Duck, Duck, Goose" was a novelty to me when I encountered it only a few years ago!

 
At 9:15 PM, March 14, 2012 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Утка, Утка, Гусь! (Utka, utka, gus) or утка, селезень, гусак (utka, selezen, gusak - duck, drake, gander) but that's not as funny...

 
At 10:22 AM, March 15, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Well, you know the old saying: "Something got lost in translation..." ;-)

 

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