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Re: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:55 pm
econgator wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:53 pm
The clue never said it was.
So you would have been okay with CSNY or NKotB being in the category?
Remember to respect that Alex had ELO on his suggestion paper.

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:55 pm
econgator wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:53 pm
The clue never said it was.
So you would have been okay with CSNY or NKotB being in the category?
You mean like this?

#5448, aired 2008-04-23 MUSICAL INITIALS $400: The 4 members in the band CSNY

or this?

#8264, aired 2020-10-22 ABBREVIATED BANDS $200: A boy band: NKOTB
#6418, aired 2012-07-11 ABBREVIATED BANDS $600: For a recent tour & album, these 2 groups banded together as NKOTBSB
#3157, aired 1998-04-28 "KID" STUFF $800: It's old news that this Boston quintet's initials are NKOTB

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Re: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Volante wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:32 pm
floridagator wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:27 pm
Volante wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:39 pm

But (if Wiki is accurate on this) they did stay out of Nepal during the Himalayan survey so their measure of Everest was done in India.
Except Everest is on the Nepal China border.
Right. But they didn't have to be -in- Nepal/China to measure it. It's a big mountain. These days, pollution usually blocks the view
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-09/ ... n/12136856
Everest is less than 100 miles from the Indian border to the south and even less to the east, although I suspect from that direction the view may be obscured by the nearby peaks (#3 highest peak, Kangchenjunga, is on the India-Nepal border on the eastern edge of Nepal). Bottom line is I agree Everest would be visible from India in clear weather assuming the sight lines work out.

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Re: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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econgator wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:10 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:55 pm
econgator wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:53 pm
The clue never said it was.
So you would have been okay with CSNY or NKotB being in the category?
You mean like this?

#5448, aired 2008-04-23 MUSICAL INITIALS $400: The 4 members in the band CSNY

or this?

#8264, aired 2020-10-22 ABBREVIATED BANDS $200: A boy band: NKOTB
#6418, aired 2012-07-11 ABBREVIATED BANDS $600: For a recent tour & album, these 2 groups banded together as NKOTBSB
#3157, aired 1998-04-28 "KID" STUFF $800: It's old news that this Boston quintet's initials are NKOTB
I don’t think this bangs TPH’s argument. Those examples are initials/abbreviations, not the actual band names. But I also had no problem with ELO, because that seems to me to be an alternate name and not simply an abbreviation. (It is now known as “Jeff Lynne’s ELO.”)

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Woppy T wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:42 am
I don’t think this bangs TPH’s argument. Those examples are initials/abbreviations, not the actual band names. But I also had no problem with ELO, because that seems to me to be an alternate name and not simply an abbreviation. (It is now known as “Jeff Lynne’s ELO.”)
But it ain’t really ELO without the great Bev Bevan rockin’ those pagan skins!

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davey wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:17 pm
JyV92 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:32 pm
Honestly, if you don’t know the specific name of a poem there’s no reason to buzz in. You’re not going to figure it out if you don’t know it.

I thought it was consistent but very strict to not take spark for sparks. but there are sports teams with singular names and those with plural names and them‘s the breaks.

I was very surprised that they accepted La Morte d’Arthur. Morte d’Arthur would have been fine but the 15th century work does not have a grammatically correct French name
Today it would be La Mort d’Arthur. But the work is LE Morte d’Arthur. Too much information and incorrect. I’m surprised they let it pass. It reminded me of when Jim Scott decades ago had to spell out the last name of Paul Klee and sadly said K-L-E - accent aigu-E. There was panache however it was also a lack of correct information. It’s a German name and there is no accent

So I thought they were going to ding the guy and they didn’t
But we know that initial articles don't count on J! Even if they did, they're not going to "ding" somebody for narrowly mispronouncing a foreign word.
If you insert something and it’s wrong, you take your chances. And they have called it wrong before. At least in my experience. Vilnius is a foreign word. Famous case.

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Woppy T wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:42 am
econgator wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:10 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:55 pm
econgator wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:53 pm
The clue never said it was.
So you would have been okay with CSNY or NKotB being in the category?
You mean like this?

#5448, aired 2008-04-23 MUSICAL INITIALS $400: The 4 members in the band CSNY

or this?

#8264, aired 2020-10-22 ABBREVIATED BANDS $200: A boy band: NKOTB
#6418, aired 2012-07-11 ABBREVIATED BANDS $600: For a recent tour & album, these 2 groups banded together as NKOTBSB
#3157, aired 1998-04-28 "KID" STUFF $800: It's old news that this Boston quintet's initials are NKOTB
I don’t think this bangs TPH’s argument. Those examples are initials/abbreviations, not the actual band names. But I also had no problem with ELO, because that seems to me to be an alternate name and not simply an abbreviation. (It is now known as “Jeff Lynne’s ELO.”)
I would put ELO with CCR. Not an official name, but a common shorthand way of saying it by the average person.

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JyV92 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:44 am
davey wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:17 pm
JyV92 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:32 pm
Honestly, if you don’t know the specific name of a poem there’s no reason to buzz in. You’re not going to figure it out if you don’t know it.

I thought it was consistent but very strict to not take spark for sparks. but there are sports teams with singular names and those with plural names and them‘s the breaks.

I was very surprised that they accepted La Morte d’Arthur. Morte d’Arthur would have been fine but the 15th century work does not have a grammatically correct French name
Today it would be La Mort d’Arthur. But the work is LE Morte d’Arthur. Too much information and incorrect. I’m surprised they let it pass. It reminded me of when Jim Scott decades ago had to spell out the last name of Paul Klee and sadly said K-L-E - accent aigu-E. There was panache however it was also a lack of correct information. It’s a German name and there is no accent

So I thought they were going to ding the guy and they didn’t
But we know that initial articles don't count on J! Even if they did, they're not going to "ding" somebody for narrowly mispronouncing a foreign word.
If you insert something and it’s wrong, you take your chances. And they have called it wrong before. At least in my experience. Vilnius is a foreign word. Famous case.
That was transposing syllables in Final Jeopardy, no? Not putting the wrong spin on a vowel sound...More like De Morte L'Arthur... :)

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Re: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Bamaman wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:49 am
Woppy T wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:42 am
econgator wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:10 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:55 pm
econgator wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:53 pm
The clue never said it was.
So you would have been okay with CSNY or NKotB being in the category?
You mean like this?

#5448, aired 2008-04-23 MUSICAL INITIALS $400: The 4 members in the band CSNY

or this?

#8264, aired 2020-10-22 ABBREVIATED BANDS $200: A boy band: NKOTB
#6418, aired 2012-07-11 ABBREVIATED BANDS $600: For a recent tour & album, these 2 groups banded together as NKOTBSB
#3157, aired 1998-04-28 "KID" STUFF $800: It's old news that this Boston quintet's initials are NKOTB
I don’t think this bangs TPH’s argument. Those examples are initials/abbreviations, not the actual band names. But I also had no problem with ELO, because that seems to me to be an alternate name and not simply an abbreviation. (It is now known as “Jeff Lynne’s ELO.”)
I would put ELO with CCR. Not an official name, but a common shorthand way of saying it by the average person.
Yes, this makes my point better than I did. Any other examples? GnR?

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OMD is probably the best match for ELO in the "band goes by the initials of its name in an official capacity" department.

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A slightly better episode this time.

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