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by Robert K S
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1272

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Neither is your rule. Unless you're saying we should accept any abbreviation that anyone uses in any capacity. I've explained that I draw the line at specialist abbreviations vs those used by everyone when talking about the subject. Surely you can understand that even if you disagree. All you're do...
by Robert K S
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 855
Views: 211121

Re: J! in the Media

One of the complaints has merit and the other has none.
by Robert K S
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1272

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Obviously, "no abbreviations" is an arbitrary thing you just made up and is not the rule. It would make "Who is MLK?" and "Who is Martin Luther King Jr.?" both wrong, along with "What is the U.S.?" and "What is the USA?" A person wanting to write down "What is UPS?" would would be frustratedly ambiv...
by Robert K S
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1272

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What can I say but that I disagree? And that I would have accepted Se for Sweden and Ca for Canada.

If you would have accepted "U.S. and Ca." (and how could you not?), why not "US and Ca"?
by Robert K S
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Notable Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 26
Views: 5247

Re: Notable Coronavirus Deaths

Tommy DeVito, a founding member of the popular doo-wop group the Four Seasons, has died at the age of 92 from COVID-19 complications. Joe Pesci's character in Goodfellas was named for DeVito. The huge Jersey Boys copyright case--for which DeVito was the principal defendant before he settled with an...
by Robert K S
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1272

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat $45,200 (51R, 1W) DD 2/3 FJ :( +1 for falling for the India trap on FJ. Too slow on DD1, but if I had 1-2 extra seconds I would have gotten there. Not good enough to get credit. In hindsight, I can see the (white) elephant --> Thailand connection, but the existence of a book with the same ti...
by Robert K S
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1272

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The internet code for Thailand is .th, so even if she did mean the internet code, she forgot the dot. If we start allowing use of ISO codes to stand in for countries, then I think we're just getting ridiculous. Standard abbreviations should count. Those 2-letter abbreviations are used in a lot of i...
by Robert K S
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy fantasy credits team!
Replies: 25
Views: 378

Re: Jeopardy fantasy credits team!

#0003 CREDIT ROLL ALEX TREBEK'S WARDROBE PROVIDED BY McGRAW-HILL, INC. VERIFICATION OF SOME MATERIAL PROVIDED BY PERRY ELLIS CONTESTANTS MUST WIN CASH OR PRIZES TO MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Executive Producer "MERV THE PERV" WATSON HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS Produced By LES GROSSMAN Directed By KE...
by Robert K S
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1272

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If we accept that Tyler "would have won" or "should have won" then we are saying that clues cannot be pinned and that it's okay to ignore the text of the clue itself. And that a screw-up would not have changed the outcome does not make bad rulings any less wrong, it only makes them less consequentia...
by Robert K S
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1272

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There should be no controversy with respect to Tyler, but there should be a controversy with regard to Reshima. Are abbreviations no longer being accepted?
by Robert K S
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1272

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did U.S.-India relations start in 1833? "Beginning in 1833" does not necessarily mean that relations had to start in 1833; that could be read to mean that the scope of the book started then. I don't understand the logic. If the relations didn't start in 1833 there is no reason for the scope of the ...
by Robert K S
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1272

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Andy seemed to have some confusion (based on the comments). It seems that he thought "India" was the expected response at first? And then the first commenter said (paraphrasing) "They should have accepted Thailand"?
by Robert K S
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1272

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

From thejeopardyfan: “What is India?” should also be accepted, as a book with the same title also deals with US-India relations). First Barry/Berry, and now this... :x Tyler should be invited back in the future. (By the way, India was my response as well) Did U.S.-India relations start in 1833?
by Robert K S
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy Credit Roll Transcripts
Replies: 244
Views: 3643

Re: Jeopardy Credit Roll Transcripts

Yeah. I'm just trying to make sure things are clear, because if they're not clear--if credits transcripts can't be matched to shows--the usefulness of having transcripts in degraded because then we can't accurately log who among the crew came and who left and when. It seems to me that there's not ne...
by Robert K S
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy Credit Roll Transcripts
Replies: 244
Views: 3643

Re: Jeopardy Credit Roll Transcripts

seaborgium wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:44 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:47 pm
This one has no date/show number.
It says it's a sample.
"Sample" means one thing picked from a set as representative of the set. Since this is apparently not that, I have to assume the word that was meant to be used was "fictitious".
by Robert K S
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy Credit Roll Transcripts
Replies: 244
Views: 3643

Re: Jeopardy Credit Roll Transcripts

This one has no date/show number. Sample Full Credits Transcript: Executive Producer MIKE RICHARDS Supervising Producers LISA BROFFMAN ROCKY SCHMIDT Directed by CLAY JACOBSEN Writers JOHN DURATE MARK GABERMAN DEBBIE GRIFFIN MICHELE LOUD ROBERT MCCLENAGHAN JIM RHINE MIKE RICHARDS BILLY WISSE Editoria...
by Robert K S
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3192

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

I'm having trouble even comprehending the distinctions you're making. Only air seems slightly different to me. I assume when you say "can" as a verb , you mean as an auxiliary verb, not as putting up preserves? When I say can as an auxiliary verb, it most often comes out as c'n , or maybe, using my...
by Robert K S
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3192

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

Now why couldn't she just follow the advice of countless former players and boardies and use last name only? Solve THAT dilemma in a heartbeat. As OntarioQuizzer pointed out on reddit, if TPTB can revoke the homophone rule so capriciously, they can revoke the last-name-only rule just as capriciousl...
by Robert K S
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3192

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

The official explanation's sidestepping the issue and ignoring the longstanding homophone rule makes me angry. If the old rule is gone, why can they not just tell us that? If they really don't believe that "Barry" and "Berry" are homophonous, why can't they just tell us that?