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Mispronouncing "Gangsta" Costs 'Jeopardy' Contestant $3,200!

A matter of semantics came between Jeopardy contestant Nick Spichner and $3,200 when he answered, "What is 'Gangsters Paradise Lost'?" to the question, "A song by Coolio from 'Dangerous Minds' goes back in time to become a 1667 John Milton Classic."

Jeopardy! on Twitter

Today we learned that there's a huge difference between a "gangster" and a "gangsta." J!Buzz: https://t.co/VLdEDXNMNU

Judges reexamined and reversed the initial "correct" ruling for Spichner's answer, clarifying that the correct answer should have been, "What is 'Gangstas Paradise Lost'?" pointing out in their statement that both words "gangsta" and "gangster" are listed separately with their on unique definitions in the Oxford English Dictionary and by mixing up the words it not only changed the title, but also altered it's meaning. Thus, the answer was incorrect and $3,200 was removed from the contestant's score.

Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi on Twitter

Let Nick's mistake be a lesson to us all. In 2018, you gotta keep it gangsta at all times. Never Gangster #Jeopardy https://t.co/NMO7QsAfyI