Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 12, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Thursday, January 12, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: RELIGIOUS TERMS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Unlike newer Bibles the King James Version usually translates pneuma hagion as this, which can lead to unnerving images

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Cheryl Guy, a high school principal from Columbia, South Carolina
Sarah Labadie, a nonprofit manager from Chicago, Illinois
Zoey Orol, an attorney from New York, New York (1-day total: $4,400)


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What is “holy ghost”?


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Occuring 90 times in the King James Bible, the term which is translated to “holy spirit” in most other English translations is translated as “holy ghost” in the KJV. When the KJV was originally translated in 1611, the word “ghost” in English primarily referred to “an immaterial being”. As English evolved, and “ghost” came to mean “the spirit of a deceased person”, newer translations used the term “holy spirit” instead. The King James Version is the only major English translation in which the term “holy ghost” appears (hence the “unlike newer Bibles” part of the clue).

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7 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 12, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | January 12, 2017 at 1:59 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Zoey $10,900
    Cheryl $10,600
    Sarah $10,200

    Final results:
    Sarah $10,200 – $10,198 = $2 (What is chest heaving?)
    Cheryl $10,600 + $10,000 = $20,600 (1-day champ: $20,600)
    Zoey $10,900 – $3,000 = $7,900 (What is lung disease?)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Zoey $3,700
    Cheryl $2,400
    Sarah $2,200

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) WHAT COLOR IS THE DRESS? $1000 (10th pick)
    Zoey 1800 -500 (Sarah 1600 Cheryl -200)

    2) SPEAK OF THE DICKENS $1600 (9th pick)
    Zoey 5300 +2000 (Cheryl 5200 Sarah 2200)
    3) PARTS OF THE ORGAN $2000 (22nd pick)
    Cheryl 10800 +100 (Zoey 9700 Sarah 5000)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: DAD BOD $1000
    $ Left On Board: $1000

    Game Stats:
    Cheryl $11,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer
    Zoey $11,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 23.21% in first on buzzer
    Sarah $10,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 5 incorrect, 33.93% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $11,800

    Zoey Orol, final stats:
    25 correct
    5 incorrect
    1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,500)
    0/2 in Final Jeopardy
    20.91% in first on buzzer (23/110)
    Average Coryat: $10,200

    Cheryl Guy, stats to date:
    17 correct
    3 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56)
    Average Coryat: $11,600

    Cheryl Guy, to win:
    2 games: 38.42%
    3: 14.76%
    4: 5.67%
    5: 2.18%
    6: 0.84%
    Avg. streak: 1.624 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (including ToC): $35,442


    • This is the 13th consecutive game in which the leader entering Final Jeopardy! has not gotten Final Jeopardy! correct. The known record is 16 regular-play games (between October 24 and November 28, 2002.)
    • In terms of how close 3rd was to 1st, this is the 10th-closest game since October 4, 2004. The most recent game that was closer? April 15, 2016. (Andrew Pau vs. McKinnie Sizemore vs. Margaret Miles)
  2. In the category Dad Bods, I can’t believe they denied Zoey the answer “chin-ups” when the correct answer was “pull-ups.” It wasn’t a category that stipulated the letter combinations.

  3. I appreciate that one can draw an arcane distinction between the two, but even within the lifetime of Jeopardy there have been changes in the usage of the word, and both are used interchangeably. As the WIkipedia entry for chin-ups states:

    In the 1970s[2] and 1980s, the term chin-up not only included an overhand/pronated (“palms away”) grip,[3][4] but some authors used it as the default meaning of the term,[5] with an underhand/supinated (“palms toward”) grip called a “reverse” grip.[6][7]Even in the 2010s “chin-up” still includes palms-away lifting.[8] The term “chin-up” is still regularly used refer to pulling using an overhand-grip.[9][10][11]

    Due to this, the phrase “chin-up” has become associated with pulling with this type of grip. Some have delegated the term pull-up to refer to the pronated(overhanded, palms-away) grip. In spite of this, many refer to pull-ups with a pronated grip also as chin-ups, and the supine grip is still regularly called a pull-up.

    Some organizations such as the American Council on Exercise have adopted this new terminology, issuing statements such as: “a chin-up differs from a pull-up in that the puller’s hands are facing towards him or her in a chin-up, and away in a pull-up.”[12]Organizations such as the United States Marine Corps, however, use the term pull-up interchangeably to refer to both the overhand and underhand grips.[13]

    In short, I would argue vigorously that the judges should have deemed either response acceptable.

    • Andy Saunders | January 12, 2017 at 11:06 pm |

      You’ll have to pardon my skepticism here, but Wikipedia?

      Even then, I strongly suspect that the fact that every single reference to Gyllenhaal’s “Southpaw” workouts specifically referencing “pull-ups” as the reason for “chin-ups” being negged on the show this evening. If they were one and the same, one would think that they would have been used interchangeably there. The fact that they were not also leads me to believe that there is a slight difference there.

  4. As a former personal trainer of 4 years, and soon to be doctor of physical therapy, I can confirm that pull-ups and chin-ups are indeed similar but different exercises, with pull-ups utilizing an overhand grip and primarily activating the latissimus dorsi with little biceps activation. Meanwhile, chin-ups utilize an underhand grip which allows far more activation of the biceps brachii, thus making the exercise much easier than a pull-up.. My wife tried to argue for her too, but from a professional standpoint, I have to stand by their decision to not allow the 2 terms to be used interchangeably.

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