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Jeopardy! contestant Ben Chan's nine-game winning streak came to a crashing halt with a brutal mistake on Tuesday night...

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MidWestGuy12 months
^^^^ he should argue that the "t" was silent! :)
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MidWestGuy12 months
This is an old rule, no one was robbed. You can misspell, but it must match a pronunciation of the correct response. So I think “Benedik” would have been accepted for “Benedick”, but since his response of “Benedict” changes the pronunciation, he is ruled to be wrong. And when giving a verbal answer, a mispronunciation is accepted, IF the spelling could be read that way. I think that is to allow for someone who has seen the word in print, but never heard it pronounced (or there are different pronunciations). So a reply for “Eggers” could be pronounced with a long E or a short E, and be accepted verbally.

It makes sense in a way, otherwise, the judges are trying to guess what he meant - and that's subjective. This is an objective ruling, like it or not.

REF: LINK

That said, I think it is unfair when a clue requires TWO things to be correct - they should ask for any one of the two. Otherwise, it's like TWO Final Jeopardies, not ONE. That's not Final!
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drexyl12 months
But “Romeo and Juli” counted as an answer
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MidWestGuy12 months
A WRONG anwser!
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kjntgr12 months
Tran wasn’t even pissed
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Zzyzx12 months
Wasn’t the past “lady” champion been-a-dick too?
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imjustafatkid12 months
that is pathetic
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ForLSU5612 months
Alex just rolled over in his grave and will be making a couple calls the PTB to get her arse off the show.
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jeffsdad12 months
That was a poor, poor call.
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JodyPlauche12 months
Rating must have been down...that was B.S.
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cajunmud12 months
So...he had a 'dict but needed a 'dick?
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I’d like to kick Blossom square in the nuts tbh
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Northshoretiger8712 months
I haven’t seen jeopardy since before trebek died. This doesn’t have me feeling like I’ve missed anything. Tran was robbed.
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ALhunter12 months
Jeopardy has become weird. I saw them call everyone incorrect recently because they mispronounced a russian word
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paulb5212 months
No consistency is what’s allowed or disallowed spelling; don’t get it. He was robbed.
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yep, Blossom lets that slide for “Trans”, but “Tran” is SOL
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lol nvm thought his name was Ben Tran
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GoldenGuy12 months
If he doesn’t finish the word, does he get credit?
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Deltatiger12 months
BS...i've seen them award correct answers to much worse grammatically spelled "questions."
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4x4tiger12 months
That's some petty as shite. Everyone knows what he meant
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LSUNV12 months
Yeah this version of Jeopardy is terrible
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