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alfonzos

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2020, 05:46:34 PM »
I learned what an awl is.
"Concentration" also taught me the meaning of "forfeit."
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ET206

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2020, 03:35:37 AM »
I learned that the symbol ( & ) is called an ampersand.

Kevin Prather

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2020, 04:07:15 AM »
I learned that the symbol ( & ) is called an ampersand.

I guess I learned all the punctuation names they used. Apostrophe, hyphen, etc.

MikeK

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2020, 09:07:04 AM »
I learned that the symbol ( & ) is called an ampersand.
Dunno where you learned it from.  I first learned about it on Play the Percentages.

BrandonFG

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2020, 11:36:29 AM »
I learned that the symbol ( & ) is called an ampersand.
Dunno where you learned it from.  I first learned about it on Play the Percentages.
Wheel for me. But when I was younger I thought Pat was saying “and/or sign”.
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trainman

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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2020, 10:50:14 PM »
Wheel for me. But when I was younger I thought Pat was saying “and/or sign”.

That's not too far off from where the word "ampersand" comes from (once upon a time, kids were taught to write the end of the alphabet as "WXYZ&" and recite it as "W, X, Y, Z, and, per se, and").
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Re: Things You've Learned From Game Shows..
« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2021, 10:34:40 AM »
A random thing I do just came to me...I learned it from Davidson's Hollywood Squares.

Supposedly pulling your upper eyelid over the lower one, then blowing through the nose is a good way to get a speck out of your eye. Nearly 30 years later, I still use that trick.
The thread on game explanations slowly being phased out reminded me of another memory, also from HS.

I learned what diagonally meant bc of this show; during John's explanation they'd show the board and highlight three squares to show how to win. Playing tic-tac-toe with my cousins, I also thought I could write an X or O over their symbol because I'd seen so many contestants "steal" a square due to a wrong answer. :P
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