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Did 'Wheel of Fortune' cheat contestant?

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    Did 'Wheel of Fortune' cheat contestant?


    Published December 21, 2012
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    We'd like to buy a do-over, Pat.

    There's no nice way to say it: A "Wheel of Fortune" contestant got royally screwed on Wednesday's show, losing thousands of dollars because she failed to enunciate the "g" at the end of "swimming."


    Presented with the puzzle "SE_EN S_ _NS A-S_ _MM _NG" under the clue "Living Things," the contestant, Renee, correctly guessed "Seven Swans A-Swimming." Only problem? She pronounced it "Seven Swans A-Swimmin'," causing host Pat Sajak to tell her she was incorrect and move on to the next contestant.
    "Yeah ... can't accept that," Sajak tells her, over the applause of audience members who clearly think Renee has solved the puzzle. "Amy, it's your turn."
    Amy, the next contestant, then chooses a V and a W before she's forced to solve the puzzle because all of the remaining letters are vowels. She offers the same response as Renee did seconds earler, but makes sure to emphasize the "G" sound.


    After congratulating Amy, Sajak asks, "Do you know what happened there?"
    "No, I thought she did it," a baffled Amy responds.
    Sajak goes on to explain to Amy (and a pursed-lipped Renee) that Renee incorrectly used "the vernacular" in her guess.
    Watch the video below. Do you think the ruling was fair?


    [video=youtube;EpClUuumYy8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpClUuumYy8[/video]
     
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    i'll take the rest on on a gift scription, thanks pat
     
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    that was a pretty cunty decision there pat:facepalm:
     
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    She looked pissed. She'll file...
     
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    why not just pay both? that would be fair. the show can afford it
     
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    I'll bet Sajak got some sick enjoyment out of fucking over that lady out her money....:D "uhhhh yeaaaahhh, can't except that....Amy it's your turn!"
     
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    why couldn't she pronounce it properly?
     
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    It was the producers' decision. Pat does whatever his earpiece tells him to do.

    And for the record, her pronunciation sounded fine to me.
     
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    I'd sue them too. G was already there. It's not like she said some other word.

    Wheel of Fortune... you fucked up!
     
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    right, but show can mail her a check.

    its a bad precedent to set, because past losers can view tape and find technical errors in the winners answers.
    they going change the results there
     
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    I agree fully, but the show shouldn't just compensate her for that puzzle; she had the potential to win even more.

    It'd be in the show's best interest to write her a nice, big check.
     
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    It was fair, swimmin (spell check underlines it) is not a word and swimming is.

    fuck that fat ugly bitch she says m as emma but can't pronounce the g :owned:
     
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    Totally fair, it is no different than her saying 'Seven Swans A- _wimming' and leaving out that 'S'. Letters matter on a show where they all matter, leave one out and..... [​IMG]
     
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    The first time I heard it, it did sound like swimming, but it's not. When something like this happens they should ask the person to repeat it. They should also warn people that they have to annunciate all letters.
     
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    Anything else in the news Robin?
     
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    [video=youtube;F9gRzmCf1EI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9gRzmCf1EI[/video]
     
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    PEOPLE WHO ANNOY YOU

    [video=youtube;0L-_aq_UMRI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L-_aq_UMRI[/video]
     
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    Ain't nothing but a g thang baby.
     
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    people in different regions speak different.
    most people don't speak perfect english.
    it's not a game to see who speaks the best English. its a dumb game where you guess the word, she did guess the correct word. its not called "wheel of pronunciation".


    more importantly, why doesn't vanna show her tatas
     
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    I'm sure they have multiple document for the contestants to read and sign (show rules, TV waivers, etc.), not that I would know what they say, but it probably states that you have to use proper vernacular when solving a puzzle. Then again, she might be able to argue that the vernacular of the region where she's from is how they pronounce the word.....that said, she probably won't get a dime if she does file a complaint.
     

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