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TimK2003

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Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« on: May 08, 2020, 04:55:52 PM »
Question taken from another FB Group:

What did game shows teach you when you were a young'un?

For me was that if you won, say, $2500, you could say Two Thousand Five Hundred OR just Twenty-five hundred.

Others?

gamed121683

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2020, 05:42:12 PM »
Pyramid helped up my vocabulary. Thanks to that show, I know what a quota and vichyssoise are.

Mr. Matté

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2020, 05:58:53 PM »
I think from all the Showcase Showdowns I've watched as a youngin', it helped drill into my head that when you have #5 + #5, the tens digit is #+#+1.

SuperMatch93

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2020, 06:13:37 PM »
Supermarket Sweep helped me understand where things are located in a grocery store.
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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2020, 06:29:46 PM »
The word "abeyance," when Dennis James would use it on nighttime TPIR before checking the other prices in the game, although I had no idea that's how it was spelled or how a "bayance" would hold a price tag. :)

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2020, 07:56:12 PM »
Pyramid helped up my vocabulary.

It taught me to add to $750.
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Steve Gavazzi

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2020, 08:31:57 PM »
I know that the singular form of "dice" is "die" because Bob had contestants roll a single die in Dice Game.

On the other hand, I was probably 6 or 7 before I realized that "showcase" had a meaning outside of "Showcase Showdown" and "The Showcase."

Kevin Prather

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2020, 09:21:36 PM »
My mom insisted I learned how to read from watching WoF and Jeopardy.

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2020, 09:46:51 PM »
I learned what an awl is.

Jeremy Nelson

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2020, 10:03:33 PM »
I learned my positive and negative numbers at an early age thanks to Jeopardy.

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2020, 10:39:23 PM »
When I was 6 or 7, I remember watching PYL and learning about Cleopatra and the ass. I asked my mom about it (obviously censoring myself) because I was shocked they allowed that word on a game show. My mom corrected me and said Cleo was bitten by an asp. :P

Like Tim, I also learned “twenty-seven hundred and fifty dollars” instead of “two thousand, seven hundred and fifty” from Wink on High Rollers.
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TimK2003

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2020, 11:23:59 PM »
Also, as a kid, ot took me a while to figure out what "the rubber game of the match" was. 

Matvh Game '7x taught me what an upper and lower tier was.

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2020, 12:26:38 AM »
Jack Barry taught me how to count.

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2020, 04:27:30 AM »
Scrabble helped me learn how to spell.
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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2020, 05:40:46 AM »
Wheel was why I learned multiplication three years early.  Three Ns in the puzzle at $400 apiece. 
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