Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Familiar Phrases) for Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 58):
In the 1870s this phrase meant a hairdo, using a British word for bangs; now it’s an extreme group on the edge of a cause
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Shawn Adler, a high school English teacher from Hackensack, New Jersey
|Missy Meyer, a graphic designer from Gilbert, Arizona
|Matt Preston, a assets protection leader from Harvest, Alabama (1-day total: $20,799)
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What is lunatic fringe?
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From The Wheeling Daily Register of July 1875:
“Lunatic Fringe” is the name given to the fashion of cropping the hair and letting the ends hang down over the forehead.
And Oliver’s Optics Magazine, February 1874:
“The girls!” exclaimed Miss Lizzie, lifting her eyebrows till they met the “lunatic fringe” of hair which straggled uncurled down her forehead.
“Fringe” is the British word for bangs. “Lunatic fringe” clearly refers to a hairstyle of the 1870s, and of course, Teddy Roosevelt’s famous quote of 1913:
There is apt to be a lunatic fringe among the votaries of any forward movement.
Source: Gary Martin
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Shawn $7,000 – $7,000 = $0 (What is a
Missy $8,200 – $5,801 = $2,399 (What is fringe element)
Matt $10,800 – $5,601 = $5,199 (2-day total: $25,998) (What is end of your rope)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) I GET A KICK OUT OF HISTORY $1000 (10th pick)
Matt -400 -1000 (Shawn 1400 Missy 0)
2) CAPITALS IN OCEANIA $800 (13th pick)
Matt 7600 +2000 (Missy 4600 Shawn 4600)
3) BUILDING, ROMAN $2000 (29th pick) ($2000 left on the board)
Matt 12800 -2000 (Missy 8200 Shawn 7000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -89
J! round: BILDUNGSROMAN $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,000
Matt $12,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer
Missy $8,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer
Shawn $7,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.43% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $27,800
Lach Trash: $18,200 (on 18 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000
Matt Preston, stats to date:
31 correct, 6 incorrect
28.32% in first on buzzer (32/113)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,500
Matt Preston, to win:
3 games: 35.44%
Avg. streak: 2.549 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)
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