Skip to comments.This Guy Just Lost Chance At $1 Million on Wheel of Fortune in Most Embarrassing Way Possible
Posted on 04/11/2014 6:54:40 PM PDT by SMGFan
A contestant named Julian from Indiana University must be feeling pretty stupid right about now. He had the chance to win $1 million, had the puzzle fully solved, and then lost because he pronounced Achilles like A-chill-us. Because of that mistake, the show decided not to give him the victory and instead, one of the other contestants who know the mythological hero got the chance to steal and did. (To win the full $1 million he would have had to overcome some other hurdles as well.)
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Correct pronunciation is racist!!
He should tweet in favor of better education.
The French would say A-sheel.
I imagine Julian will be taunted by N_GGERS wherever he goes.
Geez, they were wrong to not give him that .
That’s what I was thinking. Also, one of the competitors was from U of Alabama. Media will call “raaaaaayyyyycisssssss”.
If it was only a pronunciation error, I don’t agree with the show’s decision. If there were more to it, maybe ok. But he knew the answer that responded to the question.
Dr. Kate Pulaski: Dah-ta, look at this.
Lt. Commander Data: [looking slightly confused] ‘Day-ta’.
Dr. Kate Pulaski: What?
Lt. Commander Data: My name. It is pronounced ‘Day-ta’.
Dr. Kate Pulaski: Oh?
Lt. Commander Data: You called me “Dah-ta”.
Dr. Kate Pulaski: [laughing] What’s the difference?
Lt. Commander Data: One is my name. The other is not.
lemme axe you this!! If they understood what he meant to say...what difference would pronounciation make??
If you went strictly by the book and had to respond exactly the way the puzzle ought to be read, the pronunciation, the grammar required to be absolutely correct, I would have to blame his lack of schooling for being the culprit. Had he gone to school diligently, he eventually would have had to been exposed to the world ‘Achilles’ one way or another and would have learned the correct pronunciation. It wasn’t bad luck that did him in , it was bad family-value attitude towards schooling.
Vanna’s allwhite with me.
Um, let me see... The difference is $1,000,000. Yes?
The puzzle was complete.
He clearly knew the answer because he knew all the letters.
They are fussing because he could not say the last name to their satisfaction.
perhaps they want a backlash to make up for sagging ratings??
Lemme axe you THIS,....WIll AL SHARPTON come to his aid!
A college student......sheesh.
I couldn’t believe that.
I wholly agree.
There are rules! Live with it!
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