Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category In The Dictionary) for Monday, August 10, 2020 (Season 18, Episode 178):
In his dictionary, Samuel Johnson self-effacingly defined this job title in part as “a harmless drudge”
This episode originally aired on May 8, 2002.
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(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Eric Newhouse, a director of technical assistance from Vermillion, South Dakota
|Leslie Shannon, a manager of a research lab from Sydney, Australia
|Bob Harris, an author, comedian, and radio commentator from Los Angeles, California
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Correct response: What is a lexicographer?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Samuel Johnson’s full definition, from 1755’s Dictionary of the English Language: “a writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words.”
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Leslie $2,800 – $2,800 = $0 (What is a dictionary writer?)
Bob $14,800 + $14,800 = $29,600 (What is a lexicographer?)
Eric $25,500 + $4,101 = $29,601 (What is a lexicographer?) (Finalist)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) LET A SMILE BE YOUR UMBRIA $1000 (clue #15)
Eric 4000 +1500 (Bob 0 Leslie -600)
2) SHAKESPEARE $800 (clue #15)
Bob 6400 +6400 (Leslie 1200 Eric 18700)
3) ALL THE PRESIDENTS’ MEN $1600 (clue #17)
Eric 19900 -2000 (Bob 11600 Leslie 1200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 127
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Eric $27,000 Coryat, 31 correct, 3 incorrect, 52.63% in first on buzzer (30/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Bob $9,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Leslie $2,800 Coryat, 5 correct, 1 incorrect, 10.53% in first on buzzer (6/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,000
Lach Trash: $5,600 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400
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