Friday, November 22, 2013


In 1933 Choudhary Rahmat Ali coined the name of this country that wouldn't come into existence for 16 years.

I thought that was way too easy for Final Jeopardy. But actually, only one of them knew it. One went with the cute "I love you" answer, but the other went for (if I may) the Hail Mary - and answered "Israel".

Not a bad guess timewise - 1948, 1949 - but "coined the name" Israel?

Then again, many people I know don't actually know what that phrase means, taking it mean "thought of" rather than "invented".

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At 12:00 AM, November 23, 2013 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

I knew it immediately, but husband thought he didn't, so I worked him through it logically -- 1933 + 14 = year that what nation(s) formed? He thought of two, but knew India couldn't be one of them, since it was an old name -- so by the time the "thinking" music had modulated and run its course he'd come up with the right answer, er question. Don't know why the other two contestants couldn't have done this as well...

At 2:18 AM, November 25, 2013 Blogger Doug Wagner had this to say...

Very funney lines about Israel, thanks for sharing.......


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