Final Jeopardy: 19th Century American Literature

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9 Responses

  1. Buddy says:

    Tiombi did NOT get the correct answer. She did NOT write the “Purloined” Letter
    REVIEW THE TAPE!
    She wrote: “Purlong” Letter

    There is no way a “g” going down can represent “ined”

    She needs a DQ and Ben is Champ!

    I don’t know who to call but perhaps this will help reverse this travesty

    • VJ says:

      Here is a link to a somewhat enlarged image of Tiombi’s answer. Granted, the ending looks like a ‘g’ but you can definitely see the “oin” in there.

      Sorry to say, but we don’t have any pull with the show so if you still feel that way after looking at the image, you might want to post that on their Facebook page.

      And let me still thank you for posting because it reminded me of an old FJ I saw on J-Archive recently where “Burindi” was accepted for “Burundi” that I want to put on our list of accepted and not accepted spellings.

  2. aaaa says:

    47/61 here.

  3. Jasper says:

    Once again, unexplainable. No reason exists to not bet it all on FJ if you aren’t leading. At least then you’ll have a chance

  4. EricS says:

    Ben’s bet was interesting :it was the most amount he could lose and still, with standard wagering, win on a triple stump. Basically, he probably liked the category, but stuck to basic game theory. Nicely done.
    If we see this as a future trend, however, we may see more zero bets from those in second.
    Thus, we may see the evolution of game theory revolve around probability expectations. I wonder how much probing goes on pre-game.

  5. TR says:

    OK fine, I give up predicting triple gets :/