Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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    lew

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    I read an article, I think linked in this thread. Contestants have to pay their own expenses. The difference between second and third can be the difference between covering your expenses and losing money as a contestant.
     
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    astrohip

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    I thought yesterday's FJ was a good one. It could be worked out with just enough trivial knowledge, yet not a flat-out gimme.

    FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
    CHILDREN’S BOOKS

    FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
    This book was published in Latin as "Virent Ova! Viret Perna!!"

    Correct response:
    Green Eggs and Ham
     
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    hapster85

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    Update from Alex

     
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    stellie93

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    I really can't imagine why this book would have been published in Latin?????
     
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    pdhenry

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    instruction?
     
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    stellie93

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    When I took Latin in school we read Cicero and Virgil. Now they read Green Eggs and Ham? :D
     
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    MauriAnne

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    The exclamation points in the clue really threw me off. Are they used differently in Latin?
     
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    They took some liberties but the title essentially translates to "The eggs are green! The ham is green!!" The verb "virere" means "to be green", though it's meant in the "growing and verdant" sense, not simply the color green.

    They could have used "Virent Ova et Viret Perna!" ("The eggs are green and the ham is green!"). My guess is that they thought it sounded better without the "et".

    I don't think I'd ever seen an exclamation point used with Latin until this question came up. Much of the Latin we read in school was pretty dry histories of wars and such.
     
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    Howie

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    I was loving it last week when Robert Plant won a couple of days.
     
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    MauriAnne

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    Thank you both; I appreciate the explanations about the exclamations!!
     
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    Mabes

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    Watched 3 from last week last night. I can't remember which show, but it was I think the first time I got the final right and all 3 missed it.

    what is the Island of Dr Moreau?
     
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    Houston/Bren...
     
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    Alex, for one, should be hunkered down.
     
  16. astrohip

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    Triple Stumper question:

    Is there a difference in terminology for a question that all three contestants ring in, but get wrong, versus one that no one rings in for?

    [I'm asking because I don't know]
     
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    I don't know about official terminology, but in the first case Alex usually says "no harm, no foul". In the second case he mutters "idiots!" under his breath.
     
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    Which as we all know is *not* true.
     
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    When Kris won Tuesday, he looked very surprised. Alex made a point of mentioning this yesterday and they even showed video. That will be one of the historic moments that will be seen again and again.
     
  20. astrohip

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    I wouldn't know... :mad::(:mad:

    We get Jeopardy in the morning, either 11:00 or 11:30, can never remember which. And that's the exact time the daily Coronavirus update is held by TPTB. Haven't seen it all week.

    A few months back, the local station (KTRK13-Houston-ABC) started airing J on 13-2 when it was preempted. So I set an ongoing Manual Recording. But they stopped doing that. I guess the infomercial they air at that time (Ronco GLH Formula #9 Spray-on Hair! It really works!!) has a higher value to them.
     

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