Final Jeopardy: Abbreviations

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26 Responses

  1. William Weyser says:

    When Greg Seroka and Jennifer Giles were mathematically eliminated, for some reason, I said ”Once Greg Seroka and Jennifer Giles made history, now they ARE history!” If you’re really wondering where I got that from, it’s from the ”Bill And Ted’s Bogus Journey” trailer.
    The announcer of that trailer says ”Once they’ve made history, now they ARE history!”

  2. Robert Anderson says:

    Badly worded, misleading question. I’d say PC is an acronym but I see the dictionary defines it as “a type of abbreviation”. But “PC” is definitely NOT the same as “conforming to orthodox opinion”. No wonder no one got it.

    • Robert Anderson says:

      and PC is a type of individual product, not the
      name of an individual product.

    • Tom Finn says:

      I have been informed that PC is an “initialism” not an acronym since it doesn’t make a word. NASA is an acronym, NSA is an initialism. I think of abbreviation as a shortening of a word such as street to st. Calling PC an abbreviation is really a stretch evidenced by the fact that nobody got it right including Matt!

  3. JEOPARDY says:

    One of the more easy ones today..

    All should or should have got it right.

  4. aaaa says:

    The moth “debugging” inspiring the term “computer bug” was the subject of Joe Trela’s(IDing the insect) winning Million DOllar question on Regis WWTBAM in 2000.

  5. Ron says:

    PC is the acronym not the abbreviation of the terms stated in the answer. This is why all three got it wrong; the topic was misleading.

  6. Louis says:

    Matt is too good here I mean seriously, he should have won that 14th game before the tournament of champions but still someone has to beat him next week in the semi-finals. But still what baffled me is the final jeopardy question and a simple one too. Show of hands anyone here uses PCs in their daily lives?

  7. Marilyn Ahrenhoerster says:

    I have an off-the-wall question. (It’s for my husband). In the introduction to Jeopardy, there is a picture of a yellow bird with parakeet- like markings but a finch- like beak. Does anyone know what it is? Thanks.

  8. Richard Corliss says:

    Who is going to beat Matt next week?

  9. Eric S says:

    John’s bet absolutely baffled me. He was fine at 17.8. His bet was all risk and no return.

    • Cece says:

      I agree. With 2 QF games left, that wasn’t very wise of him. Hope he’ll be OK though.

      • Eric S says:

        Cece! I’m sure he will most likely be, but some of these players need to brush up on their game theory. Remember last year it was a good move on Ben’s part at the end of day one which allowed him to win. Lest it be forgotten, A Chu led into both FJs. Again, game theory is the single most important topic in prolonged jeopardy success.

  10. jacob ska says:

    I am surprised John, who is a computer programmer, missed fj. The history of Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak inventing the Apple ii PC is taught in computer classes and in business courses.

    Perhaps he skipped over that chapter or missed class that week.

    • VJ says:

      Nah, I’m sure he thought of Apple but he just couldn’t get a bead on the other part, Jacob. It looked to me like he put it together when Alex said “personal product you use everyday” and would have done a big face palm if he wasn’t on national TV. :-0

    • jacob ska says:

      Personally, it hurts my feelings that the contributions of Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak (who is still alive btw) are not associated with the 1970s and the PC.

      This why I don’t predict how many contestants will get fj correct anymore, as I told vj, because who in the world knows what they will come up with. Today is a classic example. Where did they get their weird responses from?

  11. Richard Corliss says:

    Thank god I didn’t say the same thing over and over again like last month.

  12. Leena says:

    Darn it. Now John Schultz has to be a wild-card. I would’ve love to see someone beat Matt.

    • Richard Corliss says:


    • VJ says:

      well, I think he is really going to have to beat himself, as in getting a DD wrong, for his opponents to have a chance of knocking him out in the semi-finals.

      That being said, John was holding his own until Matt got that big DD win. His misfortune was to get the first DD too soon and not have a lot to work with; and the last one too late when he had to worry more about protecting his wild card standing than winning this match..

  13. Richard Corliss says:

    THAT TEARS IT MATT!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU’RE GOING DOWN NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Leena says:

      Holy bajeezus. Calm down. You’re going wilder than I expected (and I didn’t really expect anything!). I agree with you though, I do want Matt to go down next week.