heppm01 wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:22 am
Anyone else think that for "In Genesis 4 this murder takes place", Cain and Abel should have gotten a BMS?
Not for me. If I said "The Zodiac Killer murders", that's a fairly standard delineation of an event by the murderer. Yes, it's often more common to use the name of the deceased, particularly when there's only one - like John Lennon's murder. But you could argue that the Biblical murder is Cain's murder, and it's the murder of Abel. Both should be acceptable, and giving both doesn't make the response wrong.
In fact, Googling "first murder in the Bible" gives Cain as the heading.
I do have to say that the clue did cause a little bit of mental static for me despite being so short, because I was unclear of whether they wanted Cain, Abel, or both. I settled on "What is Cain's murder of Abel" as my final resposne. And looking back on it, the writers could have done a better job by just changing it to "...the murder of this person takes place", or "...this person committed the first murder". That way you have to know who's killing whom.
A Wray wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:15 pm
Since Ken knows everything in the world, I assume he knows what a volley is, but maybe not since he implied that that response was wrong because of the number of letters.
For the record, a "volley" is a stroke that is hit before the ball bounces (its opposite is "groundstroke"). It is not a synonym for "rally," and misusing it in that sense is a good way to drive the tennis player in your life bonkers.
From a quick Google, it can also mean "to discharge in quick succession", like a volley of bullets. Yes, it has a technical meaning in tennis, and it's probably still wrong on that basis, but it's nice that Ken didn't have to adjudicate that simply because it had the wrong number of letters.
And, no, Ken doesn't know everything - every once in awhile on Master Minds, I'm a little surprised that he gets something wrong.