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by A Wray
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1225

Re: Thursday, April 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sherm wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:46 pm
Its worth remembering that Quito isn't even the biggest city in Ecuador, Guayaquil is.
Actually Quito recently surpassed Guayaquil in population. But Guayaquil's metro area is still bigger.
by A Wray
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 351
Views: 28887

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Here is some encouraging new: if Jeopardy listens that is. https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/reading-rainbow-host-levar-burton-jeopardy-host/story?id=76921150&cid=clicksource_4380645_19_post_hero_card_hed&fbclid=IwAR2YeLXNG8N_Wdbe420YUABjNe6J_IBRztDqnpUvLl-A0mXO_cJH_Y1BUwQ That's not really news. ...
by A Wray
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 2358

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thanks, alietr, for providing the context. If you asked 100 literate, well-educated people to copy-edit that passage, I suspect none would flag the "a." That in itself demonstrates that it's idiomatic English.
by A Wray
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 2358

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was reading an article about a guy who tried to ship himself in a crate from Australia to London back in 1965. It had this sentence, "the stowaway was sent home to London on a plane - this time in the cabin." Imagine if that had said "a cabin". It would sound completely off, right? Bad English. I...
by A Wray
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 2358

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was expecting a reversal on "messy." Obviously it's not as good a response as the intended one, but the clue is hardly well pinned.
by A Wray
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2699

Re: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I loved that all the Ken Burns clues used the Ken Burns effect. :lol:

I'm excited about Rodgers. He's the first guest host I've seen who seemed like he was being himself, rather than doing an Alex imitation. That's what I've been begging for.
by A Wray
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 2042

Re: Friday, March 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I hope everyone boycotting Dr. Oz didn’t laugh at the “snowflakes” who refused to watch Couric. I'm sorry, but this is an absurd comparison. Couric has occasionally expressed opinions that people disagreed with. Oz has built his career on promoting fraudulent and potentially dangerous medical treat...
by A Wray
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 2042

Re: Friday, March 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Drawing card is an entirely common phrase, used well beyond the sports world, for someone or something that attracts an audience (or just attention). I'm really surprised that folks here are claiming to be unfamiliar with it. As for Dr. Quack, he has no business hosting a show about facts. I'll fin...
by A Wray
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1991

Re: Thursday, March 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also loved the Sting epilogue.

"Phrasing in the form of a question in SJ" is the "Obamacare individual mandate" of the game-show world.
by A Wray
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2030

Re: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got a bit confused on "Left-Leaning". My understanding is that the present parties swapped positions around the '60s and I don't know if the clue meant "Left" as "democratic" or "Left" based on policies. If you're suggesting that the Democratic Party was not a left-wing party in 1912, you're righ...
by A Wray
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1943

Re: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The U.K.'s House of Commons uses this 4-word electoral system where a simple majority of votes determines the winner of the race This is wrong. First-past-the-post means that the winner is required to receive only a plurality of votes. That a majority isn't required is the main distinguishing featu...
by A Wray
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2844

Re: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was rooting for a scoreless tie after Mt. Rainier was a TS. I had no idea my wish would be so close to coming true! Rainier is the highest U.S. peak outside of AK, CA, and CO, and given its proximity to the dense population around Seattle and Tacoma, when (not if) it erupts, it has the potential t...
by A Wray
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2406

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MattKnowles wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:06 pm
How many people got Samuel Barber?
Me! Then again, I'm a music teacher. Then again, Adagio for Strings is one of the most famous classical pieces of the 20th century. Then again, I needed a second to shift my mind out of the Renaissance, and maybe the contestants had the same problem.
by A Wray
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2033

Re: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thank goodness for that T. It meant that Ken's pause after Andy's "political" response -- which was unambiguously wrong -- didn't cost Alan the game.
AntmanB wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:16 pm
I Put Down Biden just to have something Down. i could think of any young people who didnt win.
Biden is old, but he's not that old!
by A Wray
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2230

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Since Ken knows everything in the world, I assume he knows what a volley is, but maybe not since he implied that that response was wrong because of the number of letters. For the record, a "volley" is a stroke that is hit before the ball bounces (its opposite is "groundstroke"). It is not a synonym ...
by A Wray
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2097

Re: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Costa Concordia wreck was a terrible tragedy, but at least it gave us this front page:

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by A Wray
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 2196

Re: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's the symbol for an unstressed vowel, such as the middle one in the word "je-pər-dē" This is just wrong. Lots of unstressed vowels are not schwas -- for instance, the last vowel of that very word they used as an example. Secondary stress. :P Take the comma out of the clue and it's giving an exam...
by A Wray
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 2196

Re: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's the symbol for an unstressed vowel, such as the middle one in the word "je-pər-dē"
This is just wrong. Lots of unstressed vowels are not schwas -- for instance, the last vowel of that very word they used as an example.
by A Wray
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2059

Re: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

threearruda wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:13 pm
The Cape Cod TS hurt for this New Englander
Ditto, but let's give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they were confused because Cape Cod hasn't actually been a peninsula since 1914.
by A Wray
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2303

Re: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Play me a little Bach on this old-time type of keyboard instrument that's "Well-Tempered" in a Bach title
Oy. "Clavier" just means "keyboard." It does not refer to any specific instrument, old-time or otherwise. A modern piano, or for that matter the very latest synthesizer, is a "clavier."