Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wheel Of Misfortune
This is unbelievable. Renee Durette, a Navy Intel Specialist from Florida, was robbed of thousands of dollars and a "Wheel of Fortune" win after she correctly solved the answer to the puzzle, "Seven Swans a Swimming." After Pat Sajak initially signaled her a winner, the judges buzzed it as an incorrect answer as Sajak later explained because she spoke the word "swimming" in her Southern vernacular as "swimmin", even though she had just correctly picked the letter "g" as the word's ending consonant prior to solving the puzzle. Durette took the robbing of her win like a champ. Even the eventual winner was confused about why Durette's answer had been rejected. I don't think I would have been as reserved about expressing my true feelings. Hat tip to Debbie Schlussel.