Final Jeopardy: Foreign Words & Phrases

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16 Responses

  1. Francois Di Gregorio says:

    As I wrote to the Clue Crew, the final clue “Avant Garde” in my opinion is incorrect. I was a boy in France during the Vichy period and never heard of it. This two word term could have been maybe used in conjonction with “Milicienne” but the group was known as “Jeunesse Milicienne”.

    • VJ says:

      Bonjour, Francois, I hope you will let us know if you get a response. In the meantime, I found a French documentary about the Milice online from 1997, “Milice, le film noir”

      A review from Le Monde about the film says one of the people being interviewed is “Henri Minvielle, ex-membre de l’Avant-Garde, le mouvement de jeunesse de la Milice, et qui tente de faire croire qu’il s’agissait d’un mouvement scout.” It’s on page 3 of this PDF about the film

      • Francois Di Gregorio says:

        VJ, I certainly will. Thank you for the links. History is my favorite subject, of that period in particular since I lived through it. I already recognized in the Arte documentary the newsreels filled with the propaganda of the period. I have a site with a few of my recollections.


        • VJ says:

          You’re quite welcome, Francois. Did you ever see Les Miserables (1995) with Jean-Paul Belmondo? That was a great film set in WWII France.

  2. Dalton Higbee says:

    Will time EVER go a lot slower?

  3. Charissa says:

    Thanks for the response!

  4. Lou says:

    I hope there will be an all girl final next week. We need a strong finisher for.this year’s teachers tournament. Don’t you agree, VJ? Let’s hope that one of the female teachers wins the grand prize

    • VJ says:

      idk, Lou. Whoever wins will be okay with me. Guy(s) in the finals will be fine with me. All that’s important, imo, is they give it their best shot. What more can you ask?

      btw, shoutout to Lindsey for getting that Valentino clue. The slight hesitation before she buzzed in had me saying Oh no! Don’t tell me no one knows the Sheik!

      LINK: 10 more clues from the match

      • Richard Corliss says:

        Last year we went to D.C. to see the semi-finals of the teachers tournament and I already knew who were out of the quarter-finals. It doesn’t matter who wins it’s about having fun not winning or losing. Whenever there’s an all girl game I watch House of Mouse Ladies’ Night and listen to No Secrets That’s what girls do and watch Bubble Guppies Molly, Deema, and Oona singing the Bees Dance. Whenever there’s an all boys game I watch Imagination Movers Brainstorming, Jump Up, and Bubble Guppies Gil, Goby, Nonny singing the slip and slide dance.

    • Richard Corliss says:

      I hope so, but remember we were so close in seasons 30, 31, and 32. If there’s an all girl game next week, we’ll say: “Now who are the heroes squids?!”.

  5. Charissa says:

    Can anyone tell me the silent era question I’m missing in this list: there was one about Wings, one about Birth of a Nation, one about Ben-Hur, one about Valentino, and one about ______? What was the other one?

  6. Richard Corliss says:

    I hope Holly and Susannah can make it so there will be an all girl final next week.