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I thought it was sort of strange that all three included Ms. Borden's first name (or some variant thereof).

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:42 pm
I thought it was sort of strange that all three included Ms. Borden's first name (or some variant thereof).
I think I would have. I'm 100% confident that I know Borden's first (nick)name. There's pretty much zero chance I'm wrong. I'm almost 100% confident that there are no other arguably plausible responses with the last name Borden (which would necessitate writing a first name to specify which one). But there's a tiny tiny tiny chance I'm forgetting someone. So there's a tiny tiny bit less risk in putting the first name down.

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:59 pm
Yeah, I had nothing on this FJ! Could be anyone.
Well, as long as anyone = a woman in New Hampshire who was accused of doing something worse than shoplifting ;)

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floridagator wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:21 pm
FJ was an instaget. I knew Lizzie Borden's murders took place in New Bedford, Massachusetts, which is Rhode Island adjacent. Also notorious from New Bedford was the gang rape which was dramatized in the movie The Accused, for which Jodie Foster won an Oscar.
The murders took place in Fall River. The trial was in New Bedford. There was an element of New England geography in the clue that perhaps was not obvious to non-locals—Fall River is situated on the Rhode Island border (and once included part of Tiverton, RI, over the border).

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Was thinking of Lizzy Borden's crime, wrote down Carrie Nation instead. Grrrr.

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The way Rodgers pronounced Borden, with the stress on the second syllable, as if to emphasize that an E was used in the name, followed immediately by announcing a misspelling, had me questioning what the actual surname spelling was--Bordin? Bordon? Bordan?



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heppm01 wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:39 am
Was thinking of Lizzy Borden's crime, wrote down Carrie Nation instead. Grrrr.

Carry Nation also used an axe so that might have caused the mistake. Her crimes were a bit later and further west.

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Robert K S wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:18 pm
The way Rodgers pronounced Borden, with the stress on the second syllable, as if to emphasize that an E was used in the name, followed immediately by announcing a misspelling, had me questioning what the actual surname spelling was--Bordin? Bordon? Bordan?
That was my thinking, too. Odd mention, regardless.

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Apparently, I have a hole in my knowledge big enough to drive an ax (or, to start another spelling kerfuffle, is it axe??) murderer through. Or maybe NOT an axe murderer since she was acquitted. At any rate, I didn't get this one and had no idea who to write down. Blank screen for me today, which I try to avoid since those are always wrong. I even had to pause the video to look at all three answers to spot the spelling difference. Was focusing on the last name instead of the first. And I think it's fine to mention the spelling just to be clear that it wasn't something that was overlooked.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:55 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:42 pm
I thought it was sort of strange that all three included Ms. Borden's first name (or some variant thereof).
I think I would have. I'm 100% confident that I know Borden's first (nick)name. There's pretty much zero chance I'm wrong. I'm almost 100% confident that there are no other arguably plausible responses with the last name Borden (which would necessitate writing a first name to specify which one). But there's a tiny tiny tiny chance I'm forgetting someone. So there's a tiny tiny bit less risk in putting the first name down.
Since the host can't BMS a FJ, I thought they tried to avoid questions where there could be a legitimate BMS (which is why I rejected Roosevelt for the cabin final). In this case, I think it was just because everyone was 100% like that - there's some sort of murderer rule in society where they're always referenced as specifically as possible - including middle names. Though admittedly I did not know that Lizzie Borden's middle name was Andrew.

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