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by zakharov
Sat May 18, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 151
Views: 9739

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Two tests is gonna be rough - the mock game part is way more fun!
by zakharov
Mon May 06, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 2335

Re: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hell yeah my wild guess in my one of my weaker FJ categories was right. Still counts, baby.

No disrespect to James but it's fun to watch competitive games again.
by zakharov
Sun May 05, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 13831

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

I don't think he's actually mad.

by zakharov
Fri May 03, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 151
Views: 9739

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

They were able to reschedule me for the 13th. Yay!
by zakharov
Thu May 02, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 151
Views: 9739

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

I just got a DC invite for June 17th! Yay!

Bad news is that I'm out of the country until the 19th...hopefully they have another day open. Boo!
by zakharov
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 151
Views: 9739

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

triviawayne wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:43 pm
zakharov wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:36 pm
Savannah invites going out, check your spam filters folks.
do you have any dates?
A friend reported June 6. I'm still waiting on DC.
by zakharov
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 151
Views: 9739

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Savannah invites going out, check your spam filters folks.
by zakharov
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 151
Views: 9739

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Washington, 38

Looks like LA invites are going out. I maintain hope that DC hasn't gone out yet.
by zakharov
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3477

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

It's well established that in the NYC area they are pronounced differently and elsewhere they aren't. This made that question very difficult for us Yankees. I'm surprised a writing staff like Jeopardy's would use a question that completely depends on your accent. Well, they do suggest you take the ...
by zakharov
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3477

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

It's well established that in the NYC area they are pronounced differently and elsewhere they aren't. This made that question very difficult for us Yankees. I'm surprised a writing staff like Jeopardy's would use a question that completely depends on your accent.
by zakharov
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3477

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Scary rhyming with hairy, and sherry rhyming with Jerry. Heh, those all rhyme for me too. After listening to some Mary-merry-marry examples, I'm guessing scary is pronounced more like "scaaa-ree"? Like the a in cat. (That's assuming you don't pronounce cat as "kyeaat"! Which allegedly some of us Cl...
by zakharov
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3477

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

movieman wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:51 pm
Would simply saying clam chowder for #10 and finch for #23 have been acceptable? Thanks.
I am pretty sure they'd accept clam chowder.
by zakharov
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3477

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English-language_vowel_changes_before_historic_/r/#Mary%E2%80%93marry%E2%80%93merry_merger The full Mary–marry–merry merger (also known, in context, as the three-way merger): This is found throughout much of the United States (particularly the American West) and in all ...
by zakharov
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3477

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:20 pm


I find it amusing that everyone who has complained in this thread about the "scary sherry" rhyme is a New Yorker.

EYYYYY I'M POSTIN' HEAH
by zakharov
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3477

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

For those who say scary and sherry don't rhyme, how do you say them? Scary rhyming with hairy, and sherry rhyming with Jerry. I've honestly never heard either word pronounced a different way. Same here. Like I said, it's the Mary/merry/marry thing all over again. Kind of a crap question if it depen...
by zakharov
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3477

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Currently arguing with my wife about scary and sherry rhyming (THEY DON'T GODAMMIT)

If you think they do you're one of those weirdos who pronounces Mary, merry, and marry identically!!
by zakharov
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3477

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Since when do scary and sherry rhyme?

Got 38/50. Not my best, not my worst.
by zakharov
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 8724

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

It looks like they've added a test on March 27, according the site.

https://www.jeopardy.com/be-on-j
by zakharov
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/12/18 week
Replies: 28
Views: 2467

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

DBear wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:51 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :roll: seriously, a rap question?
Why is a rap question worth an eye roll? The album is considered a classic.
by zakharov
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 12494

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

By those answers I have at least 39 - hope I'm competitive. Not as well as I did last time. :(