SHC Round 3 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]

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Post by gnash » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:35 pm

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alamble wrote:That, I think, is enough of a problem to prompt an RQ.
I disagree. The clue asked for the zodiac sign with the head of a goat and tail of a fish. There's only one -- Capricorn. Whether the clue mentioned Bacchus or Pan or Mike Tyson becoming it isn't relevant.
Agreed. Plus, mixing up Greek and Roman gods - as well as Greek and Latin words - has been a perennial feature of Jeopardy!

Oh, yeah, and Capricorn is also Latin (as are all Zodiac signs), so insisting on Greek characters in this context really makes no sense.

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Post by gnash » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:40 pm

I suspect the Irish would not be happy to hear that Beckett belongs in British lit. Also, he wrote most of his famous works in French (although he did translate most of them to English himself).

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Post by mennoknight » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:59 pm

I was going to comment on that as well...my "Irish Lit" course in university was basically just 4 months of Beckett and Joyce.
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Post by alietr » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:13 pm

gnash wrote:This is the second time in this SHC that I risk being exiled from Maryland.
We'll just sprinkle some Old Bay on the wound.

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Post by Ivan » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:57 pm

My best wishes for DoT. Hope, he'll recover soon and without any consequences. I adore his dedication to the game, to SHC, to us. It is definitely very time- and energy-consuming, but he continues his proect at the highest level of quality. I don't think, it is neccesary to bother him with RQs on Days 4 5 & 6 because mistakes in clues (if any) are minor and insignificant. Eventually, SHC is not a competition in the full sence of the word. It is a game with elements of competition. It is aimed at checking and enhancing our knowledge and thinking, at stimulating us for further research and filling blank spots in our knowldge. And that's why I believe that RQs are necessary only in cases of huge, terrible mistakes.

ETA. Today's sets of clues were wonderful. They primarily focused on international areas of knowledge and even language categories (2-letter words & "OK") were not as brutal as I expected. The clues about D.H. Lawrence's book and Table Mt. are just magnificent. It's a great pleasure to spend a summer days solving puzzles like those.

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Post by billiej » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:50 pm

So evidently I'm the only one who's never heard "advantage" shortened to "ad" in tennis?

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Post by Volante » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:15 pm

billiej wrote:So evidently I'm the only one who's never heard "advantage" shortened to "ad" in tennis?
I've never heard of 'advantage' in tennis period. :lol:

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Post by alamble » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:26 pm

gnash wrote:
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alamble wrote:That, I think, is enough of a problem to prompt an RQ.
I disagree. The clue asked for the zodiac sign with the head of a goat and tail of a fish. There's only one -- Capricorn. Whether the clue mentioned Bacchus or Pan or Mike Tyson becoming it isn't relevant.
Agreed. Plus, mixing up Greek and Roman gods - as well as Greek and Latin words - has been a perennial feature of Jeopardy!

Oh, yeah, and Capricorn is also Latin (as are all Zodiac signs), so insisting on Greek characters in this context really makes no sense.
If the explanation behind the naming of the constellation is based in myth, then it does make sense, because it's not always a one-to-one exchange between the Greek and Roman pantheons. And just because the J! writers get it wrong, doesn't make it okay here. If you're going to use the myth as a TOM, and you get the myth wrong, it's a bad clue. Otherwise, just drop the myth part of the clue entirely, which negates the whole purpose of the category.
billiej wrote:So evidently I'm the only one who's never heard "advantage" shortened to "ad" in tennis?
That is how it is abbreviated on the scoreboards on the TV broadcasts. On site, it's denoted as either "Ad" or "A" depending on the type of scoreboard used.

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:35 pm

billiej wrote:So evidently I'm the only one who's never heard "advantage" shortened to "ad" in tennis?
It's been used as long as I can remember. The right-hand service court (from the server's POV) is often referred to as the "ad court" because that's the court you're serving to when you or your opponent is in an "advantage" situation.

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Post by Suze » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:47 pm

I've never heard it called an "ad," but my knowledge of tennis consists of what little I picked up in one high school gym class. Right up there with golf on my list of sports that are fatally dull, to me.

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Post by Peggles » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:18 pm

econgator wrote:
Volante wrote: Game precedence: if part of the clue is wrong, the clue is wrong.
Maybe so, but it's wasting DoT's time to 1) rule on it, 2) make up a RQ, 3) grade all those RQs, and 4) go back to everyone's score sheet and adjust. There's no other possible answer it could have been. I say just deal with it and move on.
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Post by Peggles » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:21 pm

Ivan wrote:My best wishes for DoT. Hope, he'll recover soon and without any consequences. I adore his dedication to the game, to SHC, to us. It is definitely very time- and energy-consuming, but he continues his proect at the highest level of quality. I don't think, it is neccesary to bother him with RQs on Days 4 5 & 6 because mistakes in clues (if any) are minor and insignificant. Eventually, SHC is not a competition in the full sence of the word. It is a game with elements of competition. It is aimed at checking and enhancing our knowledge and thinking, at stimulating us for further research and filling blank spots in our knowldge. And that's why I believe that RQs are necessary only in cases of huge, terrible mistakes.

ETA. Today's sets of clues were wonderful. They primarily focused on international areas of knowledge and even language categories (2-letter words & "OK") were not as brutal as I expected. The clues about D.H. Lawrence's book and Table Mt. are just magnificent. It's a great pleasure to spend a summer days solving puzzles like those.

Well said, sir!

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Post by Woof » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:45 pm

cinemaniax7 wrote:
billiej wrote:So evidently I'm the only one who's never heard "advantage" shortened to "ad" in tennis?
It's been used as long as I can remember. The right-hand service court (from the server's POV) is often referred to as the "ad court" because that's the court you're serving to when you or your opponent is in an "advantage" situation.

And in playing tennis, it's common to use "ad in" and "ad out" rather than the more cumbersome "advantage in" and "advantage out."

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Post by dhkendall » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:58 pm

billiej wrote:So evidently I'm the only one who's never heard "advantage" shortened to "ad" in tennis?
I thought about it, but since the Wii abbreviates it "Adv.", and that's really the only tennis I watch or play ...
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Post by econgator » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:09 pm

Woof wrote:And in playing tennis, it's common to use "ad in" and "ad out" rather than the more cumbersome "advantage in" and "advantage out."
*nod* That's the only time I've ever used it -- when I am actually playing tennis with someone else. I don't think I've ever heard the chair umpire call anything but, "Advantage, So-and-so"

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Post by Vanya » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:31 pm

econgator wrote:
Woof wrote:And in playing tennis, it's common to use "ad in" and "ad out" rather than the more cumbersome "advantage in" and "advantage out."
*nod* That's the only time I've ever used it -- when I am actually playing tennis with someone else. I don't think I've ever heard the chair umpire call anything but, "Advantage, So-and-so"
And the only time it's ever used by itself is when someone asks, "Whose ad is it?" But I'm not asking for a replacement question (ad: DoT!). :)

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Post by reddpen » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:42 pm

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ej!fan wrote:All that cereal and no mention of the epic rivalry between Quisp and Quake.
My brothers and I were participants in taste tests during the development of Quisp back in '64. Now that I think about it, this might explain much...
Days behind the curve here, but I'm curious which you preferred, and if there's any correlation between birth order and liking Quisp or Quake better.

ETA: I liked Quake. My pesky brother, 15 months younger, preferred Quisp... who used to fly around and irritate Quake. More than coincidence?

I must be the only one who skipped over the Arsenic and Old Lace hint and thought only of which poison a food or drink was likely to be laced with, which for me meant cyanide. So it's not an element...

seaborgium, I have the same Ural/Caucasus dilemma. The more I think about it, the less likely I am to get it right.

I had no idea that Capricorn has a fish tail... which kept me from making anything but lame goatfish jokes.

Looks like I'm getting one wrong most every day this week, which ain't gonna help in the LoD standings.
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Post by whoisalexjacob » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:39 pm

ugh, i can't believe i misread the thor question and answered thor instead of thorium. can't hurt to throw a hail mary and ask for credit but of course i understand if i'm denied. i promise i did know that the element was thorium.

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Post by econgator » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:22 pm

omgwheelhouse wrote:ugh, i can't believe i misread the thor question and answered thor instead of thorium. can't hurt to throw a hail mary and ask for credit but of course i understand if i'm denied. i promise i did know that the element was thorium.
I'm sure either will be accepted.

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Post by Peggles » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:52 pm

econgator wrote:
omgwheelhouse wrote:ugh, i can't believe i misread the thor question and answered thor instead of thorium. can't hurt to throw a hail mary and ask for credit but of course i understand if i'm denied. i promise i did know that the element was thorium.
I'm sure either will be accepted.
Your Thursday scorer here. I disallowed omg's answer because the question was pretty specific about asking for an element. BUT, I also specifically brought it to Dad's attention for review.

I hope Dad's doing better and that we hear from him soon.

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