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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 2:54 pm 
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Les Chun
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$50,000
You’d be most likely to see someone in which of the following professions wearing an aiguillette?
A: Scuba diver B: Military officer
C: Dentist D: Football player

[Reveal] Spoiler: +1
Les’s +1 is his trivia buddy Aleric. He’s heard of epaulets, which are worn by military officers.


[Reveal] Spoiler: 50/50
50/50 leaves scuba diver and military officer. Les goes with scuba diver.


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
B: Military officer
Les wins $5,000.


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 5:02 pm 
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50K: 1st of all, I'd never heard or read the term. I would have guessed "military decoration", then thrown 50/50 at it to be sure. If the term had been "aquilette" or "aguilette" scuba might have swayed me, I admit. But "aiguilette"?


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50K: 1st of all, I'd never heard or read the term. I would have guessed "military decoration", then thrown 50/50 at it to be sure. If the term had been "aquilette" or "aguilette" scuba might have swayed me, I admit. But "aiguilette"?
The only reason I got this question was because I confused it with an epulet, which is worn on the shoulders.


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 9:22 am 
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The +1 emphasized "sounds like 'epaulette'". Contestant went w/ scuba anyway.


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Les Chun
San Francisco, Cal.

$50,000
You’d be most likely to see someone in which of the following professions wearing an aiguillette?
A: Scuba diver B: Military officer
C: Dentist D: Football player

[Reveal] Spoiler: +1
Les’s +1 is his trivia buddy Aleric. He’s heard of epaulets, which are worn by military officers.


[Reveal] Spoiler: 50/50
50/50 leaves scuba diver and military officer. Les goes with scuba diver.


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
B: Military officer
Les wins $5,000.


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From the French, aiguille, meaning needle.

Probably don't want anything to do with a needle as a scuba diver. Maybe as a dentist. But, would have guessed that it was similar to epaulet.

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Appa23 wrote:
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
Les Chun
San Francisco, Cal.

$50,000
You’d be most likely to see someone in which of the following professions wearing an aiguillette?
A: Scuba diver B: Military officer
C: Dentist D: Football player

[Reveal] Spoiler: +1
Les’s +1 is his trivia buddy Aleric. He’s heard of epaulets, which are worn by military officers.


[Reveal] Spoiler: 50/50
50/50 leaves scuba diver and military officer. Les goes with scuba diver.


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
B: Military officer
Les wins $5,000.


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From the French, aiguille, meaning needle.

Probably don't want anything to do with a needle as a scuba diver. Maybe as a dentist. But, would have guessed that it was similar to epaulet.
The word put me in mind of an accent aigu. I think I ended up in the right place for the wrong reason. But it would count all the same. --Bob

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