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Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:18 pm
by Zarte Siempre
ROARERS may be the best word I've ever heard pronounced in an NI accent.

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:02 pm
by Gavin Chipper
We often point the finger at contestants shitting up selections by always picking 3 vowels, but maybe it's time to look at the other side of this. People picking 5! Yes, that's you Noel!

(But obviously well done, and I'm hoping you become an octochamp.)

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:45 pm
by Zarte Siempre
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:02 pm
We often point the finger at contestants shitting up selections by always picking 3 vowels, but maybe it's time to look at the other side of this. People picking 5! Yes, that's you Noel!

(But obviously well done, and I'm hoping you become an octochamp.)
Why wouldn't he? I think every time he did it I thought it was the sensible play for a pick, but would need to double check the recap.

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:26 pm
by Elliott Mellor
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:02 pm
We often point the finger at contestants shitting up selections by always picking 3 vowels, but maybe it's time to look at the other side of this. People picking 5! Yes, that's you Noel!

(But obviously well done, and I'm hoping you become an octochamp.)
Absolutely don't know why you're claiming that's a bad thing. I would have picked a final vowel pretty much every time he did - it's the sensible thing to do, fishing for a word etc. 4 vowels is only the optimal number when you get the right letters to start. On SONICATE or something if you're looking to maximise the max then a vowel is always the optimal move.

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:31 pm
by Mark Deeks
thanks judge

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:40 pm
by Elliott Mellor
Sorry for saying my opinion.

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:35 pm
by Noel Mc
R1 was dumb. Shoulda picked a final consonant.
R7 I wanted an E for WAYSIDE :)
R13 I wanted an A for FOLIATES :( Foiliest was dumb.

If we're talking about maxing your score though, picking 4L the whole time is pretty dumb.

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:16 pm
by Gavin Chipper
I was mainly talking about round 1 today. It seemed to be crying out for a consonant. I did wonder if you were fishing for something though.

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:21 pm
by Noel Mc
I cringed watching it to be honest.

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:53 pm
by Elliott Mellor
Noel Mc wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:35 pm
R1 was dumb. Shoulda picked a final consonant.
R7 I wanted an E for WAYSIDE :)
R13 I wanted an A for FOLIATES :( Foiliest was dumb.

If we're talking about maxing your score though, picking 4L the whole time is pretty dumb.
You won the round....so I'd call that a success :)

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:44 pm
by L'oisleatch McGraw
One of those episodes where I felt sorry for the challenger...
...nerves must have got to him bigtime.

Round 1 = 0
Round 2 = 0
...
Round 7 = still 0!

Awkward!

Obviously, it's unlikely that Noel held back on a 7 or 8 to match the 6 in Rd8 just so Ben could break his duck.
But if he did... massive respect. Empathy and competition generally aren't natural bedfellows.

(Who would have backed Ben to solve the conundrum on 2s though? :O #finishwithaflourish)

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:03 am
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:40 pm
Sorry for saying my opinion.
Apologising to Mark is as useful as shaking your fist at a cloud because it's raining. :mrgreen:
Put it down to the time of the month.

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:01 pm
by Ian Birdman
I never apologise! I'm sorry, but that's just the way I am.

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:23 pm
by L'oisleatch McGraw
The Birdman cometh! :D
Good to see u joining in the fun.
That is a quality first forum post...

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:54 am
by Ian Birdman
Ah thanks mate. Pleasure to be on here.

More "sorry" gags coming ur way soon :-)

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:22 pm
by Noel Mc
I knew I picked a final vowel in R1 for a reason!

It was wrecking my head as to why, but could not remember! I wanted an O for SEQUOIA.