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Fedya

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2020, 08:03:20 AM »
I learned the (possibly apocryphal) story of the naming of the Queen Mary from an episode of Hit Man.

From PYL I learned what flokati is.
-- Ted Schuerzinger, now blogging at http://justacineast.blogspot.com/

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mrchips

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2020, 09:53:25 AM »
How to measure time in the absence of a watch or clock.

colonial

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2020, 10:20:38 AM »
Thanks to "Pyramid," I learned how to spell and pronounce "hors d'oeuvres," as well as an introduction to three-digit addition (even at a very young age, I wanted to be quicker than Dick Clark adding up the boxes in the Winner's Circle).

WOF taught me multiplication, and I got a crash course in counting by hundreds the "Jack Barry way" on TJW.

SOTC was good when it came to subtraction, particularly with Instant Bargains.

When she was 4-5, my daughter started getting comfortable with the concept of taking letters and putting them into words after showing her a few episodes of "Countdown" on YT (she was in what my family called her "British stage," where she watched UK kids shows on YT and spoke in British colloquialisms -- "Ready, steady, go let's take the lift, etc.".)



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Chuck Sutton

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2020, 10:32:45 AM »
I learned from Battlestars,.  Sex is actually good treatment for a headache.