Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Jeopardy-My Favorite Game and TV Reality Show

Jeopardy is one of my favorite reality TV and Game show. In case you have not heard of Jeopardy here's a short description of the show from Wikipedia.

Jeopardy is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in question form. The original daytime version aired on NBC from March 30, 1964 to January 3, 1975, then spawned a weekly nighttime syndicated edition that aired from September 9, 1974 to September 5, 1975, and was later revived as The All-New Jeopardy!, which ran from October 2, 1978 to March 2, 1979. The program's most successful incarnation is the daily syndicated version, which premiered on September 10, 1984.

With over 6,000 episodes aired as of May 2011, the daily syndicated version of Jeopardy! has won a record 30 Daytime Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award. Game Show Network (GSN) ranked the show number 2 on its 2006 list of the 50 greatest game shows, and TV Guide ranked it number 1 in its 2013 list of the 60 greatest game shows ever. The program has gained a worldwide following with regional adaptations in many foreign countries. The 30th season of the daily syndicated version of Jeopardy! premiered on September 16, 2013."

In a recent show one of the categories was words with at least 5 syllables. The words selected were monosyllabic, chemotherapy, justifiable, undeniable and neurological. The following are some of five syllabic words that I seldom used in my writings but worth mentioning in this articles for emphasis. Can you give me an English word with more than six syllables?.

Accumulation, arbitrarily, automatically, beneficiary, chemotherapy, congratulatory,
diagonally, evolutionary, fiduciary, geometrically, hippopotamus, indiscriminately, justifiable, kaleidoscopic, lasciviously, monosyllabic, neurological, observatory, qualification, renunciation, telepathically, undeniable, vociferously and xenophobia.

As I mentioned above, I rarely used words that have five to six syllables in my blogs. However, in some cases to relieve monotony in my writings, I use polysyllabic words. The last word is my own play with words and its syllables.

Do you watch the TV show Jeopardy. If so, do you ever dream in auditioning for the show? Your chance of being selected for the show is very slim. However, I have a friend who tried and she auditioned four times. In her last try, she made it! So if you are very patient, why not. But first you have to qualify by passing an on-line test. You have to be trivia expert and enthusiast to be a contestant in this show. The auditioning process is well described on the NBC jeopardy web site if you are interested.

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