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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:00 pm 
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Kristin Sausville
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$30,000
Cognac that has been aged at least 4 years is often labeled “V.S.O.P.,” which stands for “Very Superior Old” what?
A: Proof  B: Pale
C: Peat  D: Port

[Reveal] Spoiler: ATA
A: 50% B: 8% C: 5%  D: 37%
Kristin had been thinking it’s pale.


[Reveal] Spoiler: +1
Kristin’s +1 is her friend Tim.  He agrees that it’s pale.


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
B: Pale


$50,000
Which of the following countries is NOT named after an actual person?
A: Argentina  B: Bolivia
C: The Philippines  D: Mauritius

Kristin says Argentina means silver in Spanish, Bolivia is named after Simón Bolívar, and the Philippines is named after King Philip of Spain.  Mauritius doesn’t sound like a person’s name.  She goes with Mauritius.

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
A: Argentina
Kristin wins $5,000.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:55 am 
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30K: I would have gone home w/ 5K here, as I thought the answer was "port".

50K: Pretend I'm still alive; "argent" means silver in Latin. Know Philippines named for a King Phillip & Bolivia named for Simon Bolivar. Go w/ Argentina & stay alive.

Sad to see this player go down this way.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:38 am 
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Kristin Sausville
Stay-at-home mom
Newark, Del.


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$30,000
Cognac that has been aged at least 4 years is often labeled “V.S.O.P.,” which stands for “Very Superior Old” what?
A: Proof  B: Pale
C: Peat  D: Port
[Reveal] Spoiler: ATA
A: 50% B: 8% C: 5%  D: 37%
Kristin had been thinking it’s pale.

[Reveal] Spoiler: +1
Kristin’s +1 is her friend Tim.  He agrees that it’s pale.

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
B: Pale

The only reason I know this is because I've seen a question like it at local trivia contests.

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$50,000
Which of the following countries is NOT named after an actual person?
A: Argentina  B: Bolivia
C: The Philippines  D: Mauritius
Kristin says Argentina means silver in Spanish, Bolivia is named after Simón Bolívar, and the Philippines is named after King Philip of Spain.  Mauritius doesn’t sound like a person’s name.  She goes with Mauritius.
[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
A: Argentina
Kristin wins $5,000.

How disappointing. I thought sure she'd get this, especially since she knew "Argentina" came from the Spanish word for "silver".

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Kristin Sausville
Stay-at-home mom
Newark, Del.


$30,000
Cognac that has been aged at least 4 years is often labeled “V.S.O.P.,” which stands for “Very Superior Old” what?
A: Proof  B: Pale
C: Peat  D: Port

[Reveal] Spoiler: ATA
A: 50% B: 8% C: 5%  D: 37%
Kristin had been thinking it’s pale.


[Reveal] Spoiler: +1
Kristin’s +1 is her friend Tim.  He agrees that it’s pale.


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
B: Pale


$50,000
Which of the following countries is NOT named after an actual person?
A: Argentina  B: Bolivia
C: The Philippines  D: Mauritius

Kristin says Argentina means silver in Spanish, Bolivia is named after Simón Bolívar, and the Philippines is named after King Philip of Spain.  Mauritius doesn’t sound like a person’s name.  She goes with Mauritius.

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
A: Argentina
Kristin wins $5,000.


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I'm hoping she shows up, either here or on the J! Board, to explain her thinking. I figured that knowing Argentina is Spanish for silver, she'd know that was the answer. --Bob

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:57 pm 
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Bob78164 wrote:
I'm hoping she shows up, either here or on the J! Board, to explain her thinking. I figured that knowing Argentina is Spanish for silver, she'd know that was the answer. --Bob


She talked about it on Facebook. A lot of deliberation time got edited out. She was so hung up on not being able to place the origin of Mauritius's name that she talked herself into it.


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