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. To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.