First guess is usually correct, which makes the times it does backfire notable. We tend to emotionally point out times we (a) should have stuck with our first guess or (b) wisely changed our first guess but rarely mention staying with our first guess unless we're describing our thought process. (Least, that's my experience with it.)StevenH wrote:I am kicking myself for the Verdi question. Rigoletto was my first instinct, then I thought of Falstaff but stuck with Rigoletto because it seemed more likely to be valued at 9 points. I can't help but wonder if that "your first instinct is usually correct" thing is a lie.
I thought I had a perfecto sans the 8-point hockey question so I considered guessing at it but I decided not to, and it's a good think that I didn't because I was going to go with Brett Hull, and Bobby Orr was my second guess. Count me as another who thought Gretzky seemed too obvious.
I thought Gretzky first, knowing Gretzky was right, but also knowing the guy who owns the Penguins was the other, so I decided going for the clever answer...then mucked up the name. (I knew there was an M in there somewhere!)