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BAMAPHIN 22
03-13-2012, 03:26 PM
A Nebraska man found out the particulars of the pronunciation on Monday's episode of "Jeopardy." Reid Rodgers correctly answered a question (or questioned an answer) about the first women's champion at an 1884 tennis tournament. "WimbleTIN," he said, with a distinct hint of Midwestern twang. Even after being exposed to the syllable police for years, I didn't notice the verbal faux pas. Neither did Alex Trebek. He awarded Rodgers his $400 and moved to the next question. A moment later, before Rodgers was set to receive a Daily Double answer, Trebek issued a ruling. "I'm informed that you very clearly said Wimble-TON not Wimble-DIN a few moments ago," Trebek told him. http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/tennis-busted-racquet/man-jeopardy-penalized-mispronouncing-wimbledon-165649407.html

Arsenal WV
03-13-2012, 04:04 PM
I say Wimbleton too...

Bumpus
03-13-2012, 04:33 PM
In other news ... Tennis is gay.

PhinzN703
03-13-2012, 06:32 PM
In other news ... Tennis is gay.

I'd do Maria Sharapova though

GoonBoss
03-13-2012, 09:10 PM
Wow.

Shooting spree time.