Well THIS happened on Jeopardy! last night and I am just like WHAT?
I say it’s the SAME THING ALEX. Of course, those pesky, weirdo Jeopardy judges do not agree.
According to the New York Times, they are MONSTERS:
“There is a history of “Jeopardy!” judges being sticklers for pronunciation. In 2015, Rob Russell’s game unraveled on a $2,000 Daily Double because he pronounced “foliage” as “foilage,” a common regionalism that was once mocked on “The Simpsons.” In February 2016, Bill Murphy was originally given credit for naming France’s second-busiest seaport as Le Havre, but it was overturned because he pronounced it in a way that rhymes with the former Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre.
In October 2017, Austin Rogers got an $800 question wrong because he pronounced “sherbet” as “sherbert.”
Maybe I’m just sensitive. I mispronounce things ALL. THE. TIME.
What do you think?