Spoilers for Tuesday 14 March 2017

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Spoilers for Tuesday 14 March 2017

Post by David Williams » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:42 pm

Conundrum time

Contestant "TORTUOUS"

Nick "TORTUROUS? Let's have a look. Well done!"

That's not a mispronunciation. It's a completely different word.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 14

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:04 pm

David Williams wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:42 pm
Conundrum time

Contestant "TORTUOUS"

Nick "TORTUROUS? Let's have a look. Well done!"

That's not a mispronunciation. It's a completely different word.
I wondered if he'd said that too.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 14

Post by Elliott Mellor » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:09 pm

Aye, it certainly sounded like it. Didn't really affect the outcome of the match luckily. Perhaps Nick had just become accustomed to him being a good player and so assumed he'd said the right answer. The only possible thing this could affect is what seed he is for the finals, though fortunately the chance is very minimal. Ultimately the only person who will know what he said is Lawrie himself.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 14

Post by David Williams » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:43 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:09 pm
Ultimately the only person who will know what he said is Lawrie himself.
I replayed it several times. Maybe he meant to say TORTUROUS. Maybe he thought he said TORTUROUS. But he actually said TORTUOUS.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 14

Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:00 pm

I thought he said TORTUOUS and was surprised when Nick said TORTUROUS and expected it to be disallowed. Even Alexander Armstrong on Pointless would have picked that up!
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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 14 March 2017

Post by Philip Wilson » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:35 pm

In cases like this it's nice to see what the subtitler put - which was torturous, but then I guess that's not conclusive.
Anyway, Sam was pretty unlucky to come up against the strongest player for a while.
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