Final Jeopardy: Religious Terms

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17 Responses

  1. Robert Anderson says:

    Why did Alex “correct” the contestant’s correct pronunciation of Denis (Deh-nee) to Deh’-niss? Maybe he shouldn’t repeat the answers. He still has never gotten the accent right for Simon Bolivar, as another example.

    • VJ says:

      Dunno, Robert, I thought that was odd myself. Even Blondie pronounces the name as Deh-nee in her ’78 cover of Randy & The Rainbows ’63 hit “Denise”.

      On your “halo” guess, here’s a link to pneuma in the Etymology Dictionary. They don’t have a literal translation for it. I don’t think the word halo is even in the Bible, but I did look that up in the dictionary while I was on there. Says “from Latin halo (nominative halos), from Greek halos…”

  2. Robert Anderson says:

    Doesn’t it literally mean “holy air”? That’s why I guessed it means “halo”.

  3. Jan says:

    I learned a new transition of the holy ghost, thank you very much

  4. aaaa says:

    45/60 here.

  5. Charlie says:

    I was shocked that in the Dad Bod category they expected Zoey to make a distinction between chin-up and pull-up. I’ve written to the Jeopardy Clue Crew and they’ve already responded by asserting that there is a distinction, but I am countering with the reality that: 1) the denotation and connotations have varied within the lifetime of Jeopardy (and hence its contestants), and 2) even now, it is acknowledged that many use the terms interchangeably — including the U.S. Marine Corps.

    • VJ says:

      thanks for the info, Charlie. I thought both the Joan/Jane thing and chin up/pull up would get reversed myself. Cool that they answered you so swiftly.

  6. VJ says:

    Was I the only one who thought that “What Color is the Dress” category was a pretty strange name for it when the information they were asking for really had nothing to do with the colors?

    For anyone who missed the chat, the ongoing joke that Cheryl is a queen had to do with her sharing that she is the queen of the Renaissance Fair her high school holds every year

    LINK: 9 more clues from this match

    • rhonda says:

      You’re not the only one, VJ. That was such a silly category.

      • Lou says:

        Agreed that was a very silly category. Still though, this reminds me of january 2016 where there hasn;t been a single 5 time champion in the first 3 weeks of january until Fred Vaughn showed up. Vj does this year remind you of last year with 1 day champions?

        • VJ says:

          This game reminded me of the 4-15-16 match. last year with Margaret Miles, Andrew Pau and McKinnie Lee Sizemore. They all finished close like today, only with $5K more.

          They all got FJ right though, and all of them finished over $30K. That was wild!

    • mimsy says:

      VJ, the first round categories were all part of the theme of the 6th category. The first five were the names of memes. You can look them up on the website Know Your Meme.

      Also, thank you for the link to the indepth article about the translations. It was very interesting.

      • VJ says:

        Thanks, mimsy :) :) No wonder I didn’t get it. I’m totally out of the loop when it comes to memes. lol

        I agree, I esp found the part of that article about translations before the KJV very interesting

        • mimsy says:

          So you didn’t know about the translations before the KJV before you read that article? (Not that I did)

        • VJ says:

          @mimsy, I knew there were translations before KJV but I didn’t know anything about them spelling “ghost” as “goost” and how “Holy Ghost” didn’t start with the KJV translators. I didn’t know anything about the Hebrew word “ruach” either.

          When I was in H.S. and this change came about, the science teacher’s name was Sister Holy Ghost and we had to start calling her Holy Spirit too.

      • rhonda says:

        I don’t even know what a meme is.