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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:45 pm 
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MI - 16???i [second-run 9/14]

Paul Schmalz
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$50,000
While he would later find his way into acting, who dropped out of his Florida high school in the late 1970s to pursue a career as a musician?
A: George Clooney B: Samuel L. Jackson
C: Johnny Depp D: Alec Baldwin

Paul is leaning toward Johnny Depp because he's the right age and in a band now.
[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
C: Johnny Depp

$100,000
Though it has a different meaning and pronunciation in the 21st century, which word does the OED cite as having first been used way back in the 1600s?
A: Snapchat B: Chillax
C: Noob D: Email

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
Paul guesses Noob.
The correct answer is D: Email
Paul wins $50,000

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:43 pm 
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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$100,000
Though it has a different meaning and pronunciation in the 21st century, which word does the OED cite as having first been used way back in the 1600s?
A: Snapchat B: Chillax
C: Noob D: Email

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
Paul guesses Noob.
The correct answer is D: Email
Paul wins $50,000

First commercial break

Had it narrowed down to C or D; No-ob or em-ail.

Before Paul guessed, I thought I'd probably go with Email (mistakenly thinking that Noob isn't in the OED). Tried searching for the original meaning of Email but their appeals section lists it as originating in the 1970s


Google's N-grams to the rescue (kind of)


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Interesting
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email, according the OED, has a meaning similar to enamel. It was used in the term "email ink", which was used on glass and other similar materials, and "email ombrant", which was a process that created a design with shadows on pottery. "Emailed" is a word referring to enamelled or embossed. That usage goes back to 1480 with a variant spelling.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:09 pm 
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Paul Schmalz
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Paul has used all of his lifelines


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$50,000
While he would later find his way into acting, who dropped out of his Florida high school in the late 1970s to pursue a career as a musician?
A: George Clooney B: Samuel L. Jackson
C: Johnny Depp D: Alec Baldwin

Paul is leaning toward Johnny Depp because he's the right age and in a band now.
[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
C: Johnny Depp

High school in the late 1970s? Has to be Depp - the others are older than that.

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$100,000
Though it has a different meaning and pronunciation in the 21st century, which word does the OED cite as having first been used way back in the 1600s?
A: Snapchat B: Chillax
C: Noob D: Email
[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
Paul guesses Noob.
The correct answer is D: Email
Paul wins $50,000

If I have the 50:50 remaining, I use it. I don't think ATA or +1 will help.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:27 am 
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earendel wrote:
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$50,000
While he would later find his way into acting, who dropped out of his Florida high school in the late 1970s to pursue a career as a musician?
A: George Clooney B: Samuel L. Jackson
C: Johnny Depp D: Alec Baldwin

Paul is leaning toward Johnny Depp because he's the right age and in a band now.
[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
C: Johnny Depp
High school in the late 1970s? Has to be Depp - the others are older than that.
Clooney is only 2 years older than Depp and would have done all of his high school in the late 70s. Depp wouldn't have graduated until the early 80s.

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Estonut wrote:
earendel wrote:
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$50,000
While he would later find his way into acting, who dropped out of his Florida high school in the late 1970s to pursue a career as a musician?
A: George Clooney B: Samuel L. Jackson
C: Johnny Depp D: Alec Baldwin

Paul is leaning toward Johnny Depp because he's the right age and in a band now.
[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
C: Johnny Depp
High school in the late 1970s? Has to be Depp - the others are older than that.
Clooney is only 2 years older than Depp and would have done all of his high school in the late 70s. Depp wouldn't have graduated until the early 80s.


Yep.
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George Clooney is about two weeks older than me. I graduated from high school in 1979 on my 18th birthday.
Johnny Depp is two years younger. He dropped out of school in 1979.

Both were born in Kentucky.

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