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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby Volante » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:32 pm

RandyG wrote:I was startled when in a WWTBAM audience, I discovered that polling the audience on an "ask the audience" help takes forever, not the 5-10 or so seconds that are actually broadcast.

Well what did you think it was like, voting in the North Carolina state congress?
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby RandyG » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:58 pm

Volante wrote:
RandyG wrote:I was startled when in a WWTBAM audience, I discovered that polling the audience on an "ask the audience" help takes forever, not the 5-10 or so seconds that are actually broadcast.

Well what did you think it was like, voting in the North Carolina state congress?


As a matter of fact, that's exactly what I thought it would be like.
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby ACW » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:36 pm

Who are these contestant coordinators?
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby RandyG » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:43 am

ACW wrote:Who are these contestant coordinators?


Are you asking about the specific people or, in general, what is a contestant coordinator? But to address both:

The coordinators are the direct contacts that contestants/prospective contestants have with the Jeopardy! production throughout the whole process.... from initial contact, in-person tryouts/auditions, phone and email contact, and in-studio appearances. You may have seen the names Maggie, Glenn, Robert and Corina mentioned in the forum. They're the superb CCs who have worked with contestants for a long time. (Are there others who work at the studio now or who travel around the country? Someone else will have to answer that.)
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby legendneverdies » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:18 pm

RandyG wrote:
ACW wrote:Who are these contestant coordinators?


Are you asking about the specific people or, in general, what is a contestant coordinator? But to address both:

The coordinators are the direct contacts that contestants/prospective contestants have with the Jeopardy! production throughout the whole process.... from initial contact, in-person tryouts/auditions, phone and email contact, and in-studio appearances. You may have seen the names Maggie, Glenn, Robert and Corina mentioned in the forum. They're the superb CCs who have worked with contestants for a long time. (Are there others who work at the studio now or who travel around the country? Someone else will have to answer that.)


In the early years there was Greg Muntean and Susanne THurber.
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby ACW » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:26 pm

RandyG wrote:
ACW wrote:Who are these contestant coordinators?


Are you asking about the specific people or, in general, what is a contestant coordinator? But to address both:

The coordinators are the direct contacts that contestants/prospective contestants have with the Jeopardy! production throughout the whole process.... from initial contact, in-person tryouts/auditions, phone and email contact, and in-studio appearances. You may have seen the names Maggie, Glenn, Robert and Corina mentioned in the forum. They're the superb CCs who have worked with contestants for a long time. (Are there others who work at the studio now or who travel around the country? Someone else will have to answer that.)
In general, but thanks for the extra info 8-)
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby ACW » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:42 pm

RandyG wrote:
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jpahk wrote:there is indeed no time limit. if you have nerves of steel like roger craig, you can take as long as you want and just ignore alex when he tries to hurry you up. roger said he did this a few times during his regular run, too, but they edited out the long pauses. (and if anybody else remembers the ToC game the clip is from, you might recall that roger took enough time to get the wager exactly right.)
Thanks Joon :)

And here's something I noticed that's not a question but I find interesting: In WoF, pronunciation matters; in Jeopardy, not so much (nor I believe does spelling).


Spelling matters in Jeopardy! only in spelling-related categories. Other than that, as long as the answer is phonetically correct and close enough to the actual spelling, then it will be judged as correct. Pronunciation, however, does matter. Altering a vowel sound or adding an extra syllable or consonant, no matter how slight, will almost always be ruled incorrect. The only exceptions are when the actual pronunciation is somewhat obscure and the contestant gives what is at least a literal pronunciation of the term's spelling. Still, these are all potentially gray areas that may be judged on an individual as-needed basis.
Although, apparently consonant sounds don't matter (see: Jerry vs. Gerry <though I always thought it was the former; who says Gerrymander with the hard G?)
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby TenPoundHammer » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:21 pm

A few years ago, I remember them taking "pep-iss" as close enough for Samuel Pepys.
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby Volante » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:28 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:A few years ago, I remember them taking "pep-iss" as close enough for Samuel Pepys.

Yeah, I'm not sure how one would reason 'Peeps' out of that without hearing it at some point.

...and for that matter, where's the damn 'R' in 'colonel'?!
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby RandyG » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:48 pm

ACW wrote:
RandyG wrote:Spelling matters in Jeopardy! only in spelling-related categories. Other than that, as long as the answer is phonetically correct and close enough to the actual spelling, then it will be judged as correct. Pronunciation, however, does matter. Altering a vowel sound or adding an extra syllable or consonant, no matter how slight, will almost always be ruled incorrect. The only exceptions are when the actual pronunciation is somewhat obscure and the contestant gives what is at least a literal pronunciation of the term's spelling. Still, these are all potentially gray areas that may be judged on an individual as-needed basis.

Although, apparently consonant sounds don't matter (see: Jerry vs. Gerry <though I always thought it was the former; who says Gerrymander with the hard G?)


It's adding the extra consonant sound that almost always matters, but still, the overriding standard is that if the proper pronunciation is not all that well known or it's an odd pronunciation given the spelling, then a phonetic pronunciation would generally be accepted. (example given above "Pepys" pronounced "pep-iss") Funny you should use "gerrymandering" as an example in response to my comment, as during my 22 minutes in the sun, one of my correct questions was "What is gerrymandering?" (I pronounced it as "jerry....")
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby alietr » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:55 pm

It's a hard g.
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby econgator » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:04 pm

alietr wrote:It's a hard g.


"Gerry" is a hard 'g'. "Gerrymander" is a soft 'g'.
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby Volante » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:49 pm

econgator wrote:
alietr wrote:It's a hard g.


"Gerry" is a hard 'g'. "Gerrymander" is a soft 'g'.

Which is utterly stupid because the hard 'g' is what it's based on.

Also, shouldn't it be Elbridgegerrymander?

Edit: Eerily apropos... http://iamarg.com/2012/07/02/boxers/
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby OrangeSAM » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:52 pm

Volante wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:A few years ago, I remember them taking "pep-iss" as close enough for Samuel Pepys.

Yeah, I'm not sure how one would reason 'Peeps' out of that without hearing it at some point.

And this is where I thought the diorama anecdote was going this evening - A Samuel Pepys diorama?? London as described in his diary?? How bizarre!
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby Vanya » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:46 pm

Volante wrote:
...and for that matter, where's the damn 'R' in 'colonel'?!


AWOL, along with the f in lieutenant.
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby ACW » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:28 pm

Vanya wrote:
Volante wrote:
...and for that matter, where's the damn 'R' in 'colonel'?!


AWOL, along with the f in lieutenant.
I pronounce it l'yootenant. And Volante, it IS stupid. And not sure if serious, but the mander is based off of salamander: Image
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby Volante » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:38 pm

ACW wrote:
Vanya wrote:
Volante wrote:
...and for that matter, where's the damn 'R' in 'colonel'?!


AWOL, along with the f in lieutenant.
I pronounce it l'yootenant. And Volante, it IS stupid. And not sure if serious, but the mander is based off of salamander: Image

Well I knew that part! (Using the whole name was pointing out that it's the same cause it's got his name in it! Like certain museums...*cough*)
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby njr75003 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:00 am

Since I cannot find another appropriate topic to post this query, I've decided to post it here. I am a frequent peruser of the J-Archive site, and its' search engine listing categories/clues has been invaluable to my research. However, recently, whenever I use the SEARCH Box on the site, it no longer comes up with the "normal" search results; instead, I simply get a Google-powered search listing. Is this now the norm, or should I still be able to access the "normal" search function somehow. BTW, I am using Firefox Mozilla, if that affects the answer. Thx for your attention!
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby zakharov » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:04 am

That's currently the norm. The regular search is down for maintenance.
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby ACW » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:41 pm

May have asked this :oops:
But who picks first for DJ! if there's a tie for last place?
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