Monday, May 19, 2014

The King of...

Marvin Gardens card from 1936Seriously? I thought. "The only improvable property in Monopoly without Avenue or Place in its name" is a Final Jeopardy question?

But I guess it wasn't as obvious as I thought. We had a Boardwalk and Park Place from one contestant (the champ, in fact, though she was far enough ahead to still squeak out a win), and a Boardwalk and ??? from another (the eventual second-place finisher). Only the distant third got it right.

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At 1:20 PM, May 21, 2014 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Last night Alex notably screwed up when pronouncing the name of a certain fish phonetically as "crappie," when it's pronounced "croppie." Doesn't someone on staff write out these pronunciations for Alex on his cards (or screen, or whatever), or does he simply ignore them?

Later he misread the amount that the leader had at the end of Double Jeopardy, although someone apparently tipped him off during the commercial break, so he corrected himself just before Final Jeopardy.

At 1:35 PM, May 21, 2014 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

The answer - judging by the Portuguese and Russian or Ukrainian clues! - is that no, no one writes out pronunciation for him. Or else they do and he just totally ignores it.

Remember when he insisted on pronouncing John C. Fremont's name as Fray-mon?


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