Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by floridagator » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:42 am

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Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by John Boy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:48 pm

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Anyone else think "dap" (?) in the three letter clue category was way undervalued? (Anyone else even *heard* of "dap" as opposed to, say "fist-bump"?)
NHOI. Anyone else?

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Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mikebdoss » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:57 pm

I also thought "Dap" was undervalued, and/or a miss by the writers. I like to think I'm fairly well-connected to pop culture (and I have an 11-year-old kid), but I've never heard of "dap" (as opposed to "fist bump").

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Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Woof » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:06 pm

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I like learning new facts from jeopardy, like that the cuttlefish was the original source of sepia-colored ink, hence the Latin name "sepia".
Yup, that cuttlefish-sepia link was unknown to me too, but I got FJ on the basis of the nostalgia color angle. While we're on the subject, the Romans got several of their dyes from the sea. Tyrian purple aka porphyra came from a marine snail of the genus murex, which is why it was so scarce and reserved for royalty.

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Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:09 pm

Never heard of dap.

Nothing for me on FJ.
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Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bomtr » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:08 pm

Just to balance things a little, be it known that I got dap. And I'm old. (I wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.)

I had heard the cuttlefish sepia connection before, but I may have needed the nostalgia bit to parse this. With both, it only took a second.

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Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by clt013 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:32 pm

John Boy wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:48 pm
dhkendall wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:02 pm
Anyone else think "dap" (?) in the three letter clue category was way undervalued? (Anyone else even *heard* of "dap" as opposed to, say "fist-bump"?)
NHOI. Anyone else?
I'd heard "dap" before, but when the picture came up my brain jumped to "giving knucks" (which I had also heard it called) and that led to my hoping that the three letter "nux" might be a thing. According to the Google key, it's not, so I missed this one.

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Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by PowerofHoodoo » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:26 pm

Bamaman wrote:
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Never heard of dap.

Nothing for me on FJ.
I guessed "dap" because Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and Daptone Records came to mind. I don't know if those names have anything to do with the gesture.

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Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by AFRET CMS » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:45 pm

Volante wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:54 pm
dhkendall wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:02 pm
Anyone else think "dap" (?) in the three letter clue category was way undervalued? (Anyone else even *heard* of "dap" as opposed to, say "fist-bump"?)
Yes, somehow, but I was around 5% confidence on that.
I was at an even lower confidence, but that was the only three-letter word I could think of remotely connected to a "hand greeting."

Back in the 70s, "dap" was more commonly associated with very complicated and elaborately choreographed handshake routines with hand slaps, back of the hand slaps, elbow taps, wrist slides, etc. A dap could last 15 or 20 seconds. I think the custom originated in the African-American community and quickly became adopted by the younger "cool" generation. Still see them occasionally, but rarely hear them called a "dap" any more.

The simply fist bump didn't seem elaborate enough to qualify as what I knew as a dap, but it was the only thing I could come up with.
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Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by AFRET CMS » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:48 pm

Wheatley wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:22 am
I like learning new facts from jeopardy, like that the cuttlefish was the original source of sepia-colored ink, hence the Latin name "sepia".
My first job was as a darkroom technician for the family photo business, so "sepia" was instant. But NEVER knew it cam from Latin for a type of fish.

I had a prof once who said "the trouble with keeping an open mind is that sometimes you get stuff in it." Ain't that the truth.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:57 pm

Jane Austin = Hampshire is pavlovian enough for top box, huh?

Also saw no way to get "rose" at $400. There are lots of things that can be a red symbol.

NHO "dap". Didn't know fist bumps had another name. My only miss in the category.

Lach Trash: All Things Considered, "Lift Every Voice and Sing". Ran that category. Can we poll Lift Every Voice?

Beautyrest is Simmons?!? I was damn sure it was Serta. This is why I never trust my memory.

Why wasn't "King" BMS'd for "California King"?

Color that conveys nostalgia? Sepia, but that doesn't sound remotely latin for a sea creature. I got nothing, it's probably gonna be ultra obscure something or other.
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Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by seaborgium » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:49 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:57 pm
Jane Austin = Hampshire is pavlovian enough for top box, huh?
I think the clue said "she," and I know it said she was born in 1775. That plus "AU" was plenty for me without Hampshire to confirm British origin.

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Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:56 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:49 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:57 pm
Jane Austin = Hampshire is pavlovian enough for top box, huh?
I think the clue said "she," and I know it said she was born in 1775. That plus "AU" was plenty for me without Hampshire to confirm British origin.
Whereas I was completely stumped on "author whose name has an AU in it".
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Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by seaborgium » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:12 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:56 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:49 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:57 pm
Jane Austin = Hampshire is pavlovian enough for top box, huh?
I think the clue said "she," and I know it said she was born in 1775. That plus "AU" was plenty for me without Hampshire to confirm British origin.
Whereas I was completely stumped on "author whose name has an AU in it".
Come to think of it, I didn't need to be spotted the first two letters either.

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Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by trainman » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:18 am

floridagator wrote:
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Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Wheatley » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:08 am

floridagator wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:42 am
aicarrie1 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:11 am
There is no room on Jeopardy for poor sportsmanship.
Welcome to the board, aicarrie1. I think we're going to get along fine. Please read my signature.
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