Form of a Question

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While playing J! at home, do you typically answer in the form of the question?

Yes.
44
50%
No, I just say the answer without a question.
39
44%
No, I do not say any answers out loud, and I do not write them down.
5
6%
 
Total votes: 88

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Form of a Question

Post by countyguy »

I suddenly got curious about something:
When you all are playing the J! and DJ! rounds at home, do you typically answer in the form of a question?

I know you probably clam sometimes unless you are a complete genius, you guess way too much, or you don't care about negs. However, I am referring to when you DO guess.

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Re: Form of a Question

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My choice isn't there in that I do both. But I stuck with "no" because I don't more often than I do.

That being said, I know I really have to get in the habit of doing it, and I hope I'm the only one who says "no" in this poll.
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dhkendall wrote:and I hope I'm the only one who says "no" in this poll.
Nope!

I simply think the answer, unphrased.

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I try to keep up the habit when I am in the pool. When I am kicked out of the pool this summer, I may get lazy again.

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Re: Form of a Question

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I sometimes say the answer out loud, sometimes not, rarely in the form of a question.

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Re: Form of a Question

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I usually don't, mostly because I usually am trying to blurt it out in the couple seconds between Alex finishing the clue and a contestant responding.

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Re: Form of a Question

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I still play along with the show out loud using proper phrasing, ad libs, yelling etc.

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I didn't realize that not everybody answers in the form of a question. It would be interesting to run the numbers with people who have been on the show vs. not.

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I just blurt it out.

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No, because the way I score, I need to beat the contestants if I 'buzz in'.

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nightreign wrote:I didn't realize that not everybody answers in the form of a question. It would be interesting to run the numbers with people who have been on the show vs. not.
When I was in the pool, I was very carefully to use FOAQ. After I was on, I said "Oh, screw that!"

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I used to not; after getting into the pool, answering in the form of a question and waiting for Alex to finish reading the clue were added as house rules.
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Re: Form of a Question

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I even call out the next clue value and sometimes make DD wagers based on the player's score.

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nserven wrote:I even call out the next clue value and sometimes make DD wagers based on the player's score.

I usually do the DD wager based on the player's score too.

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Re: Form of a Question

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I answer out loud if I am sure of the answer. In this way I get a small number wrong. I pass on any that I have no idea for. I do not want to get into the habit of guessing since I will not guess when I get on the show.
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alietr wrote:
nightreign wrote:I didn't realize that not everybody answers in the form of a question. It would be interesting to run the numbers with people who have been on the show vs. not.
When I was in the pool, I was very carefully to use FOAQ. After I was on, I said "Oh, screw that!"
This. Exactly.

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Re: Form of a Question

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MarkBarrett wrote:I still play along with the show out loud using proper phrasing, ad libs, yelling etc.
I still play along, though the only yelling I do is when I know the correct response to a TS.

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I always use FOAQ even though I'm not currently in the pool. I consider it an exercise to "keep in shape" should I ever get the call.
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Re: Form of a Question

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Total reflex at this point. Pretty much always have and probably always will. :lol:

Not something I ever felt like I had to practice / work on 'making myself' do. Just kind of always been How You Play the Game to me.

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I do it when not playing Jeopardy.

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