Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 20, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Monday, February 20, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: WORD ORIGINS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: The first recorded use of this word in print was when Nathan Hope posted an image of his busted lip online in 2002

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Alex Bourzutschky, a junior at Caltech from Potomac, Maryland
Lilly Chin, a senior at M.I.T. from Decatur, Georgia
Julia Marsan, a senior at Georgetown University from Brookfield, Wisconsin


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What is “selfie”?


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While Mr. Hope, an Australian, certainly did not invent the word, it is indisputable that a 2002 forum post, where he posted his stitched-up lip after a drunken fall up stairs, was the first recorded mention in print of the term.

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3 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 20, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | February 20, 2017 at 4:36 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Julia $18,200
    Lilly $14,800
    Alex $12,600

    Final results:
    Alex $12,600 – $12,600 = $0 (What is fatlip?)
    Lilly $14,800 + $8,001 = $22,801 (Finalist)
    Julia $18,200 – $8,200 = $10,000 (What is swoll?)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Julia $6,200
    Lilly $5,600
    Alex $3,400

    Opening break taken after: 14 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) NAMED FOR A PLACE $400 (26th pick)
    Julia 4400 +1400 (Lilly 5400 Alex 3000)

    2) WOMEN WRITERS $1200 (12th pick)
    Julia 8200 +2000 (Lilly 10000 Alex 9400)
    3) FLOWERS $2000 (15th pick)
    Lilly 11200 +2000 (Julia 12200 Alex 9400)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: None!
    DJ! round: None!
    $ Left on Board: $0

    Game Stats:
    Lilly $14,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
    Julia $16,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 0 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
    Alex $12,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $6,000
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses: $3,800

    Lilly Chin, stats to date:
    49 correct
    3 incorrect
    3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,200)
    2/2 in Final Jeopardy
    38.60% in first on buzzer (44/114)
    Average Coryat: $17,200

    Julia Marsan, stats to date:
    42 correct
    6 incorrect
    3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,400)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    45.09% in first on buzzer (40/114)
    Average Coryat: $15,700

    Alex Bourzutschky, stats to date:
    35 correct
    6 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,400)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    30.70% in first on buzzer (35/114)
    Average Coryat: $14,500

  2. I’m surprised only one was able to get the selfies question right.

  3. Maurine Gutowski | February 20, 2017 at 8:10 pm |

    The others were looking for a description of the lip. I would have missed it too, because the term “selfie” didn’t come into everyday use until many years later. Congratulations to Lilly!

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