alamble wrote:Interesting that they ran a brief explanation prior to Final re: awkward wording in one of the clues for the blood type category. I can't recall that ever having happened before, particularly given that it didn't affect the outcome of the game. Wonder if this might end up being a new policy?
Wow, I FF'd right through that one, so thanks for mentioning it. That is definitely an interesting tidbit, and had FJ gone differently, it definitely could
have had an impact on the game. I was stunned that neither Maggie nor Edgar even ventured a guess on that clue after LInda negged with "B", since "A" was really the only logical answer remaining that would fit as both a blood type and a musical note. However, if one of them was actually musically inclined, he/she may have known that the question was worded incorrectly, so "A" did not actually fit what was asked, the 6th tone of c minor. I assume that both contestants thought the correct response was going to be something more complicated than just "A", since the 3rd and 4th clues in the category both had a positive or negative in them, so they would not expect the $2,000 clue to be something as simple as "A".
*edit* Okay, after a little research, I may have made some incorrect statements in that paragraph. According to this link: http://musiced.about.com/od/lessonsandt ... sclaes.htm
the C Minor scale goes (C - D - Eb - F - G - Ab - Bb - C) so the 6th tone of C Minor is actually Ab, so it would have fit into that category as both a musical tone and a blood type. I wonder if it is possible that they actually had AB as the correct response but Alex mis-spoke and said it was "A". I never knew that there were musical notes with 2 letters like EB, Ab, and Bb, hence my previous statement that A was the only logical answer remaining after B was eliminated.
I felt bad for Maggie at the end of the game, because she clearly knew the country in question on the DD, but couldn't come up with the capital. Then she just needed either of the final 2 clues to go her way to have a shot to win in FJ, but after not attempting the $1,600 clue, she must not have even been able to come up with a reasonable guess at the $2,000 clue. I didn't blame her, because I didn't have a guess either. Had she known that the $2,000 clue would go unanswered, I believe that she would have at least taken a shot at the $1,600 clue, but given the result of FJ, none of it really mattered anyway. As long as Linda responded to FJ correctly, any number of things could have gone differently in DJ, and the result would have remained the same. That was a second consecutive very impressive performance by Linda, and I even correctly predicted her FJ wager, to take her to an even $50,000 after two wins.
An interesting response in the B-C-D category was "bald-faced lie". Alex seemed to indicate that "bare-faced lie" was their intended response, while "bald-faced lie" was accepted as an alternate answer. I actually am more familiar with "bald-faced lie", and I was already wondering before the contestant responded if "bold-faced lie" would be accepted, because I wasn't entirely sure which one was the correct expression, but I thought that it was supposed to be "bald-faced". Interestingly, there seem to be those that believe that "bold-faced lie" actually has a different meaning than the other two expressions, so that leads me to believe that J! would not have accepted that as an alternate answer.http://askville.amazon.com/term-bald-fa ... swerViewer