Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Under

This was interesting. Watching the end of Family Feud as I wait for Jeopardy! The last round's pompt was: "Name something that people are sometimes said to be under."

The number one answer, which she gave, was "the weather."

Her family then struck out with "paid - the covers - age", so the other team got the chance to steal. And said "educated".

They should have take a hint from the only right answer. It's a thing. The others are phrases that describe people, but, for instance, "paid" is not a thing that you are under, it's a description of how you're paid. (Granted, "the covers" is a thing, it's just not something you say about people.)

Here's the ones they missed: the gun - the influence - a spell.

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5 Comments:

At 4:56 PM, September 26, 2014 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

I've never seen this show (we get "Jeopardy!" paired with "Wheel of Fortune"). Here are a few more "unders" for you, although I'm sure other blog followers can come up with more:

Under...
a cloud
suspicion
investigation
indictment
weight
one's hat
obligation
observation
the radar
review
the baton (of a conductor)
the Boardwalk
the Linden
Milkwood
the Dome

 
At 6:17 PM, September 26, 2014 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

That's the same pair we have. Steve Harvey's version of "Family Feud" fills the hour before them. A little of that show goes a long way, but I do end up watching part of it every now and then.

 
At 6:19 PM, September 26, 2014 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

PS - a few of yours don't work for me. I couldn't say a person was under Milkwood, for instance, or under someone's hat. And "weight" is like "paid" or "educated". But most of them are right on the mark.

 
At 8:12 PM, September 26, 2014 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

I was thinking of the slang expression "Keep it under your hat" (i.e., a secret).

I misspelled Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood."

 
At 8:32 PM, September 26, 2014 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

I know the saying, but it's supposed to be something someone is said to be under, not something they keep something under.

 

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