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by Stanislaus Jacob
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 5240

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The conceit of To Tell the Truth was that the "real" person was sworn to tell the truth while the imposters could and would lie. Yes, the basic idea was (and is - there is a current version) that the questions are supposed to probe who really knows the truth. If the imposter gives an awkward or imp...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 241
Views: 46975

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

triviawayne wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:16 pm
Last summer, in Columbus, they didn't seem to be referring to the questionnaires at all when interviewing us.
I knew I was doomed at my last audition when I was the only person who was not asked anything related to the questionnaire. I guess my five stories were just too boring!
by Stanislaus Jacob
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 5240

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Courtesy of Rex Kramer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVXiKgFZHYY&feature=youtu.be&t=54 To my ears, by the way, the Real Berry says it more like Berry and the Fake Berrys say it more like Barry. But one thing that has become clear since this all started is that most of us, mergers and non-mergers...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 5240

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FWIW, I'm a Kerry and I pronounce my name the same way I pronounce Carrie and carry. You in fact prove the point more than anyone else here. To my ears your board name is an almost pun - good enough for a message board name, but not exact. But to your ears, which are obviously the ones that matter,...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 5240

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Robert K S wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:29 pm

But he didn't correct Barbara Walters, at least:
Come to think of it, this is actually a dead end. Berry is the pronunciation we all agree on. We all agree (I think) that Berry the name sounds like berry the fruit. If his name actually were Barry, that is where the confusion would arise.
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 5240

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

jeffwolfe wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:53 pm

It was also mentioned previously in this thread.
Sorry - indeed you did post it. I guess my eyes skipped over it due to the transformation of the key words into ellipses in the URL. And of course that happened again when I posted it. Mea culpa.
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 5240

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Maps on the internet of various dialectal boundaries do seem to show Michigan as being firmly in the merger camp. The Wikipedia article did not mention any distinctively African-American Vernacular English approach to the merger. The South, however, from which Gordy's Great-Migration-era parents ori...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 5240

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This has been mentioned on Reddit and may be helpful to everyone, before things get out of hand.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English-l ... rry_merger
by Stanislaus Jacob
Sat May 16, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 2396

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How stupid of me. I completely to factor in that he also lost the money! Oh, well. Thank you.
by Stanislaus Jacob
Wed May 06, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "Barbara Lowe" 2nd Episode
Replies: 73
Views: 8967

Re: "Barbara Lowe" 2nd Episode

This is somebody who flat out lied and cheated to appear on the show and eventually got caught. Then threw a hissy and threatened a lawsuit when they didn’t want to pay her what she basically stole from someone else. So, aside from archive purposes, why are people talking about her? By doing so, yo...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue May 05, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 7396

Re: Monday, May 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For me, the highlight of this rerun was seeing Sofia again. Here's an article about her that ran in the Chicago Tribune the day after this game aired: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2004-06-03-0406030264-story.html Thanks for the article. Interesting that it ran the very day after this ...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! to Tape Without Live Audience
Replies: 83
Views: 16927

Re: J! to Tape Without Live Audience

I know that. I was just pointing out that they made a mistake with the days of the week. You're really enthusiastic about this, and that's awesome. But — it's a really weird look to dispute primary sources. You should try rolling with the punches a little bit more. I think you guys are misunderstan...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30
Replies: 54
Views: 8496

Re: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30

jeff6286 wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:02 pm
I can't imagine they're actually going to visit all of these, as there is particularly a large glut in the midwest. Even Indianapolis which I can't recall being on the list anytime in the last 8 years.
Have they skipped listed cities in the past?
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30
Replies: 54
Views: 8496

Re: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30

Is this the first time Providence has been on the list? I can't say for sure, but it is interesting that they're doing Providence and not Boston. Granted, the cities are only an hour from each other, but I'd imagine just in terms of raw population, Boston (and the immediate outlying metro cities an...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 117
Views: 15650

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

For those who watched Jeopardy! in the 80s and 90s, do any of you recall the syndicated version airing new episodes while Super Jeopardy! began airing on ABC? Super Jeopardy! aired on Saturday night (paired with an ill-fated game show version of Monopoly). I think even then my local station aired y...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article about quiz show scandals - mentions Holzhauer
Replies: 9
Views: 1953

Re: Article about quiz show scandals - mentions Holzhauer

The more interesting comment was the one that claimed that Herb Stempel auditioned for Jeopardy! in the 1990s. Has anyone ever heard a rumor of this before?
by Stanislaus Jacob
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 7519

Re: Thursday, October 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If there's an FJ clue about a recent movie that I know instantly I figure it's easy, and I knew this one instantly. My wife said she thinks they should have removed the bit about "in Chinese and English" to make it more challenging. That certainly would have done the trick, but I still don't think ...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 6322

Re: Thursday, October 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

1. I wish Jeopardy would release the unread clues. We rarely get baseball categories on this show and most of the contestants stay away from them. I knew I was in trouble the moment they avoided the category while standing at their podiums and staring at most of the clues in the other categories. V...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4061
Views: 583928

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Which leaves shows, it would be logical to try to think of a much beloved show that ended in 1964 and could have had a big finale. I Love Lucy was 1957, not the worst guess but a bit off. Gilligan's Island ended in 1967, would be logical to think lots of people tuned in to see if they get off the i...