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)
|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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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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