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Old 07-11-2015, 08:59 PM   #21
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Thanks. Never heard that slang for an admission ticket.
I can't recall it either. Maybe regional? I really don't think it is common or well known, or maybe I've been living under a heliotrope (slang for 'rock' where I come from).


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I can't recall it either. Maybe regional? I really don't think it is common or well known, or maybe I've been living under a heliotrope (slang for 'rock' where I come from).
I've heard "ducats" used as slang for money (the internet says it's a hip hop and/or California thing, both of which I'm totally in touch with). Never tickets.
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...But spelling and completeness was an issue in some, whereas the actual game is oral, and they often accept partial answers if it is clear (but if the response is 'Roosevelt' for example, Alex would say "I need more" - and you'd need to add 'Teddy',' Franklin', 'Eleanor', or whatever), though wow, sometimes Alex has been very picky on some oral answers.
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I had to go back and re-read the question on the 2 dollar bill again. Totally misread the question I understood all the rest just didn't know the answers to some, although I should have guessed cashier
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I had to go back and re-read the question on the 2 dollar bill again. Totally misread the question I understood all the rest just didn't know the answers to some, although I should have guessed cashier
Tell me you got the exchequer one right?
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some how I missed the chancellor of the exchequer. I even double checked the spelling.
I got $2200 over all.
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I've heard "ducats" used as slang for money (the internet says it's a hip hop and/or California thing, both of which I'm totally in touch with). Never tickets.
The word ducat was a common term for an admission ticket when I was a kid in NYC back in the 1950s, so it may be one of those definitions that go in and out of fashion periodically.
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I got 1200 but several were checked wrong because of misspellings or last name when they wanted two names.
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These computerized Jeopardy quizzes often irritate me because they always demand an *exact* match on the text even when variations would obviously be accepted on the actual game show.
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Is a cashier really a bank officer? And I was also frustrated by needing exact answers. I've noticed on the show it's better to give last names only and only give the first if prompted/required, because if you give the first name wrong you miss the answer. Tried that and missed Anthony. I also thought it should let you skip questions you don't know, since on the show you wouldn't buzz in for an answer you don't have a guess for. Oh well, $1700 even with the flaws.
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Only got the +/- 4 technical questions right (e.g. APR, haircut).

Ended up owing Alex a good monthly salary
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Tell me you got the exchequer one right?
I certainly did get that one right, but I've never heard of a ducat being used as slang for ticket. I was annoyed about not getting cashier because that is a common name for a bank teller in England.
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