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  1. #1 A 'Wheel of Fortune' scandal? Right or Wrong ? You Be the JUDGE 
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    Wheel of Fortune' scandal: Lax pronunciation leads to controversial upsetDec. 21, 2012, 3:12 PM EST
    By Tim Kenneally
    TheWrap

    "G" whiz, "Wheel of Fortune" judges -- you sure are sticklers for details.


    Wednesday night's episode of the long-running game show has sent ripples of controversy across the Internet and the nation as a whole, thanks to a sketchy ruling that has many viewers crying foul.


    The moment came when a contestant named Renee attempted to solve a puzzle with the clue "Living Things," with the exposed letters "SE_EN S_ _NS A-S_ _MM_NG," Renee guessed -- seemingly correctly -- "Seven Swans a-Swimming," a line from the beloved carol "The 12 Days of Christmas."


    Unfortunately, her delivery was a tad too folksy for the "Wheel of Fortune" judges, who deemed her response -- which sounded like "Seven Swans A-Swimmin'" -- inaccurate.


    "Yeah ... can't accept that," Sajak responded after a warning buzzer sounded.


    Which left the next contestant, Amy, to walk away with the prize -- because Renee had already totally solved it!
    Amy admitted as much after being deemed the winner, telling Sajak, "I thought she said that."


    No doubt, Amy wasn't the only person with that opinion, but Sajak went on to explain that Renee answered in "the vernacular."


    How fancy -- he probably sips tea with his pinky extended, too.


    TheWrap has reached out to "Wheel of Fortune" for comment on the outrage, but has not yet heard back.
    Watch the scandal unfold here.


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    omg so now along with spelling you have to pronounce it right

    this never was a problem on the pc or video game versions

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    I would have taken a bath in the guess the ethnicity game on this one after reading the article and before watching the ideo.
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    Wow...what a rip job, lol.
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    Wow
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    That lady was pissed off. Did you see her wringing her hands?
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    What a scam
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    There is probably 100 Attorneys contacting her now, she will end up getting paid something.
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    it was an incorrect answer, why should she win?
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    Quote Originally Posted by viking611 View Post
    it was an incorrect answer, why should she win?
    At best you're oversimplifying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viking611 View Post
    it was an incorrect answer, why should she win?

    Agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viking611 View Post
    it was an incorrect answer, why should she win?
    Dont know how an answer can be incorrect when the letter mispronounced or omitted is right in front of all us to be read. Just like anything else, people need common sense to be in positions of authority, unless they have been to Thailand and partied with certain posters here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ticotaco View Post
    Dont know how an answer can be incorrect when the letter mispronounced or omitted is right in front of all us to be read. Just like anything else, people need common sense to be in positions of authority, unless they have been to Thailand and partied with certain posters here.

    She doesn't deserve to win. She pronounced it incorrectly.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG1cFeMFX6c
    - In this clip, EVERY LETTER was shown, but you still must pronounce it correctly
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonBiggz View Post
    She doesn't deserve to win. She pronounced it incorrectly.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG1cFeMFX6c
    - In this clip, EVERY LETTER was shown, but you still must pronounce it correctly
    iIf you say so, but when the letters are on the board, I believe that there should be some kind of acknowledgement of winning without judging us wrong. PS I watch WOF 4 or 5 nights a week.
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    she left off a letter, it's incorrect. rules are pretty simple in the game. if you can't read and pronounce the words that are right in front of you, correctly, then you are a fuckin' moron...
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    Quote Originally Posted by viking611 View Post
    she left off a letter, it's incorrect. rules are pretty simple in the game. if you can't read and pronounce the words that are right in front of you, correctly, then you are a fuckin' moron...
    George W Bush was our President and couldn't get through a press conference without embarassing himself, his state(if anybody knew which one he represented), and his country and planet but I do digress, lots of Morons out there and I don't mean the Utah kind !
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    I remember somebody meeting the same fate on WOF back in the 80's; I'm sure they remind all the contestants of this rule before they take the stage.
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    [QUOTE=Drunken Horseplayer;9764706]I remember somebody meeting the same fate on WOF back in the 80's; I'm sure they remind all the contestants of this rule before they take the stage.[/QUOTE
    I think the game has gotten way too redundant. I think all contestants should have to be at least 2.0 drunk, to start the game , just like the majority of the viewing audience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ticotaco View Post
    George W Bush was our President and couldn't get through a press conference without embarassing himself, his state(if anybody knew which one he represented), and his country and planet but I do digress, lots of Morons out there and I don't mean the Utah kind !
    then he wouldnt win on WOF....its the rules, just like on Jeopardy, you can KNOW THE ANSWER but if its NOT in the form of a question it doesnt matter....its just the rules
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    Quote Originally Posted by viking611 View Post
    it was an incorrect answer, why should she win?
    have to agree too....its the rules
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    You're right Bucs. Have always liked you. Do you miss The Shrink?
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    of course, that was a very sad time....for anyone to take their own life and their spouses as well and leave behind a loving family , due to stresses is saddening....he always treated me very well, so of course i have a sad spot for what happened....
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    Should be fun if they made a whole show with answers that included real or fictional personalities like "Apu Nahasapeemapetilon", "Mahmud Ahmadinedschad" or "Bhumibol Adulyadej"
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    I've listened to it several times, I hear a "G" on the end.
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