Have you heard about this? Evidently a kid spelled emancipation wrong (“emanciptation”) on Final Jeopardy and even though it was the right answer he was ruled out and didn’t get credit. Mind you, he wouldn’t have won anyway, and the amount of prize money he won wouldn’t have changed anyway (runner up in Jeopardy doesn’t get all the money). But he’s “stunned” and throwing a tantrum.
Seriously though, anyone who watches Jeopardy knows that this is the way it works. If he had spelled emancipation wrong by writing “emansipayshun” for example, Alex would’ve given it to him even though it’s arguably more wrong. “Emanciptation” is not merely a misspelling, if you pronounce it, it’s not the same word. Where’s Alex supposed to draw the line?
Anyway, I guess I feel like the kid sounds really entitled. You got it wrong and you wouldn’t have won even if you’d gotten it right. I’m sorry, but them’s the shakes!!! Please learn to handle setbacks more gracefully.
What do you think?