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NutmegCT
12-23-2012, 09:45 AM
Does this bother anyone else? A contestant correctly "de-codes" the Jeopardy answer "Seven Swans a-Swimming", but is denied the prize when the host feels she mis-pronounced it?

The answer was right - but she's penalized for her pronunciation. Grumble grumble.

Jeez ...


https://youtu.be/jIKfjNQI-jE

SilentUnicorn
12-23-2012, 09:53 AM
That would be "Wheel of fortune" and I hear they have some very strict rules regarding pronunciation.

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Basil
12-23-2012, 10:55 AM
I've seen Jeopardy get pretty strict about such things too.

Boink
12-23-2012, 02:53 PM
But but... the "G" was already up there. Was she, therefore, suggesting that a letter be REMOVED? What a shame.

judow
12-23-2012, 04:13 PM
Their dollars, their rules. Think it a little much but...

Basil
12-23-2012, 09:38 PM
Their dollars, their rules. Think it a little much but...

The contestants know the rules going into it.

Boink
12-23-2012, 10:17 PM
The contestants know the rules going into it.

I don't speak "Southern" but one wonders if the rules are clear about accents. :friendly_wink: Still, we've seen people lose a lot of dollars on Jeopardy for not phrasing a response as a question.