Yeah, I didn't think Alex was particularly obnoxious in his correcting of pronunciation. However, I do think he was clumsy in correcting Foucault. Ordinarily he first makes it clear that the person is correct and then
repeats the name/word with the correct pronunciation, like, "Yes, Foucault." But in this case he didn't do that. He just said, "Foucault," and that seemed to throw Elyse off a bit. I think she wasn't immediately sure she'd gotten it right. Not having said "Yes" or "That's right" or anything before correcting the pronunciation made it seem a little harsh, which I don't think was intended.
Anyway, for FJ I was so confused at first because I knew Africa was one of the continents and by process of elimination I figured the other had to be South America, but I kept thinking that Rio de Janeiro had hosted. I felt so sure
of that. So I went with Africa and South America but then immediately googled "olympics rio". And duh, they're hosting them in 2016, which is why I had that association in my head.
This was a game where DJ went much better for me than the first round. I was surprised how much trouble I had with the Wheel of Movies (or whatever it was called) category, because that's the sort of thing I'm usually great at. And then in DJ the TV Shows was a snap for me. Actually, so were the poetry and French people categories. And I was thrilled to see a Physics category since I teach physics, which also means that was an easy category for me.
All 3 ladies are so likeable, I'll be happy whoever wins.
I agree. I'm really finding all three of them to be charming. And, of course, very bright and knowledgeable.
Edited by smrou, May 10, 2012 @ 7:33 PM.