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by talkingaway
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 707
Views: 65239

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

ETYMOLOGY This word contains synonymous Greek, Latin, and French prefixes, in that order, attached to a root with a Middle English origin that means "to shake tremulously". What is hemisemidemiquaver? I usually hear it in the order Greek, French, and Latin, and Wikipedia seems to agree with me. Goo...
by talkingaway
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 707
Views: 65239

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

ETYMOLOGY

This word contains synonymous Greek, French, and Latin prefixes, in that order, attached to a root with a Middle English origin that means "to shake tremulously".
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What is hemidemisemiquaver?
by talkingaway
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1280

Re: Monday, December 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Once again, Alex's impression, this time of Churchill, confirmed my answer. I mean, British politician, 1941, and a top row clue is a basically WECIB, but the voice nailed it. Too much knowledge of Pokemon had me going for "breeder" instead of "trainer". Actually, a horse breeder could be "someone w...
by talkingaway
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]
Replies: 22
Views: 587

Re: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]

New Englander, instaget to the point where it’s a top row clue on kids week to me, always call them sprinkles myself, I knew that some people reserve jimmies for one of the two types only, but forgot whether jimmies were chocolate only or rainbow only.
by talkingaway
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1561

Re: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Here's another SNL connection: I got the "finger lakes" simply because of Fred Armisen's "Lawrence Welk" sketches which featured sisters from the finger lakes region. Got an oopsie on the "Thunder Bay, great lake" clue because I reflexively said "Thunder Bay - Ontario". Duh. Ontario's the lake that'...
by talkingaway
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 707
Views: 65239

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

CATEGORY: Non-Profit Organizations As a non-profit organization, this team is the only American franchise in one of the big four pro sports leagues to release their balance sheet publicly. Who are the Green Bay Packers? The non-profit, publicly-owned structure of the Packers is how they've managed t...
by talkingaway
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Long-standing Jeopardy Traditions That We haven't seen in a long time
Replies: 56
Views: 2409

Re: Long-standing Jeopardy Traditions That We haven't seen in a long time

Said it before, and will say it again: The microphones on the podiums. Yes, I know about why they dropped them, but I just liked how they looked. A friend of mine said they added character. Educate me - other than appearing mildly anachronistic, why not? I have to admit, I don’t like hearing the pl...
by talkingaway
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 707
Views: 65239

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

AFRICAN CAPITALS Streets in this city include Calle 3 de Agosto and Avenida Hassan II What is Malabo? (Equatorial Guinea is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa) what is the significance of those streets? Creo que la idea es que las palabras "Calle", "Agosto", y "Avenida" son de espanol.
by talkingaway
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 1732

Re: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"High crimes and misdemeanors" - are we SURE they don't tape J! at the start of the week when they air it? I will humbly admit that I don't really know anything about the "boxer rebellion" other than the fact that it is a thing that exists. But it was -WAY- too easy for a DD clue where they spot you...
by talkingaway
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1572

Re: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thoughts about box level: I'm not a fan of college sports and don't know jazz in detail, so "Where's that tiger" could have easily been a top row clue that I didn't know, but I'll trust everyone here on the level. I even YouTubed the song, and it's a NHO for me. But I also wonder if levels sometimes...
by talkingaway
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1572

Re: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Put me down also as putting down "Don Juan" instead of "Don Giovanni". Operatic-sounding name who had a lot of lovers? My brain stalled for about 5-10 seconds, until I heard the phrase "He's a real Don Juan" echoing in my head. Since I'm someone for whom "THE DREADED OPERA CATEGORY" would apply, I s...
by talkingaway
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1710

Re: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tough game for me tonight, too - makes me feel better when folks here say this is a ToC-level board. I did worse here than on some ToCs - and with none of my dreaded geography categories, that's saying something! When I saw the picture of "old woman with sort of goofy hair", I thought Phyllis Diller...
by talkingaway
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 90
Views: 2764

Re: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

floridagator wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:53 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:19 pm

Oh, come on. Name me even one other TV show that has an Alex.
Alex Blake - Criminal Minds
Alex Russo - The Wizards of Waverly Place
Alex Trebek - The Wizard of Odds, Classic Concentration, High Rollers, and others
Malcolm. Can’t forget Malcolm!!
by talkingaway
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1850

Re: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was NOT surprised by the reversal on "light opera". As soon as Alex gave her response, I knew she was right. I went with their expected "operetta" myself. But "light opera" was immediately obvious as a correct alternative. Alex really needs to be more careful with his category announcements when ...
by talkingaway
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football pre-emptions
Replies: 67
Views: 5907

Re: Football pre-emptions

It's not football, and it's not a pre-emption, but more of a...post-emption? J! is moving up from 7:30 to 7 tomorrow (Tuesday) in Boston, due to the "Faneuil Hall Holiday Spectacular" on our CBS station. (Wheel gets moved to the graveyard shift.) It's not the tree lighting in Boston Common, which ha...
by talkingaway
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 90
Views: 2764

Re: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I presume that a first name is always sufficient for a fictional character. If they've made exceptions to this I don't remember them. "Alex from Family Ties" was ruled incorrect on an FJ: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3959 But TBH, I probably said "Napoli" because of Mike Napoli, fo...
by talkingaway
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1850

Re: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

You know it's a rough game when even I have a shot at getting a lock game on Lach Trash alone... Ran Special "OP"s. What was the TOM for "knee" in Clicks for $200? That was my only miss. NHO Greta Thunberg, nor do I see why I should. That seemed horribly out of place in the top box. Missy Elliott a...
by talkingaway
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1850

Re: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If I'm getting $6800 in Lach Trash (Thunberg, Car Talk, Rockefeller (Campanella, communist block), metronome, oaks, fencing, precinct), you know it's a bad day for the contestants. Also had "Krist Novo-something-Slavic" for the guy in Nirvana who's not Grohl or Kobain. A name I've seen but never hea...
by talkingaway
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 90
Views: 2764

Re: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I said "Napoli" for "Naples" - judges? I'm about 90% sure I would have BMSed to Naples if given the time. It's the Italian name for the city, and it seems to me they'd probably accept "Italia" for "Italy" or the pronunciation "Paree" for "Paris". But TBH, I probably said "Napoli" because of Mike Nap...
by talkingaway
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 2105

Re: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A true case of "just write something down and hopes it sticks" in FJ! for me. Avatar....seems sanskritish to me. I always thought of avatars as -A-scending to a higher plane, not -DE-scending, but that just may be from playing Ultima games on my old PC in the 90s. (Truth, love, and courage, anyone?)...