Bad Negs Again

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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Joshua Rutsky » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:57 am

Practice with Rapid Fire rounds from QG:


A ceremonial Japanese ro... *buzz*

Given: Camino
Answer: Kimono
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:27 am

Still ACF acceptable!
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by sabine01 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:42 pm

Another one @ WoQ (but not nearly as funny as Bilbo Baggins...)

Answer Given: Devil's Dictionary
Actual Answer: 1 Corinthians

I forgot at what point of the question that happened, but perhaps Ian (I think that's the person who negged it in my room) might better be able to explain.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by cvdwightw » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:04 pm

Notable bad negs during the GUERRILLA tournament, both by me on the Weiner packet:

Wrong: cutting out someone's tongue
Right: ejaculation

Wrong: members of the Huxley family (this after multiple people's first and last names had been mentioned)
Right: namesakes of cells
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Cheynem » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:09 pm

Some of my negs from ICT:

Given: "Inki."
Right: "Ishi."

Given: "January's People."
Right: "July's People."
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Theory Of The Leisure Flask » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:50 pm

SteveJohn from MD, on GUERRILLA:

"passing gas" for "bee dances"
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by AlphaQuizBowler » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:17 am

High Q Practice Round

"It was founded by Francisco Pizzarro..."
Given: Impressionism
Correct: Lima
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Louis XIV and Twenty Million Henchmen » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:43 pm

From an RMP packet in practice:

One story about this structure relates that a mason readjusted its foundation stone, which had been set by a holy man *BUZZ* Leaning Tower of Pisa

Right answer: Golden Temple.

Question up to that point: "Outside this structure one can find three sacred trees known as ber, and one part of this structure is called the 'sixty eight sacred places'. Carpets in this building incorporate the dehin style."

No idea how I managed to overlook those first two sentences…
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Gautam » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:39 am

cvdwightw wrote:Notable bad negs during the GUERRILLA tournament, both by me on the Weiner packet:

Wrong: cutting out someone's tongue
Right: ejaculation

Wrong: members of the Huxley family (this after multiple people's first and last names had been mentioned)
Right: namesakes of cells

I negged the "vasectomy" tossup by saying "ejaculation" too. Heh.

EDIT: WORDS.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by the return of AHAN » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:36 pm

SMS Conference play:
"What two-word term, conied by Charles Darwin, refers to..."
BUZZ by a 3rd year player: "Selective Design?"
[dirty looks from teammates as Hawthorn South scoops the easy rebound]

Hose of the day:
"What has a bowler accomplished if he knocks down all 10 pins [BUZZ: strike] using two balls?"

Unfortunately, our association has no rule proscribing such questions.... yet.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by the return of AHAN » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:11 pm

Q Galore practice packet:
Given: Stripper Pole
Correct: Barre
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Kouign Amann » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:23 pm

Woody Paige wrote:Q Galore practice packet:
Given: Stripper Pole
Correct: Barre
Oh lord that's great.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Tue May 05, 2009 11:57 am

Given: Bertolt Brecht
Correct: The Beach Boys
Off an early clue about a collaboration with Kurt Weill.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by warpoet » Wed May 13, 2009 9:44 pm

on a 2005 NAQT Set during practice today, by our Lit Specialist...

... FTP, name this Norwegian Leader during WWII whose name has become synonymous with trait- *BUZZ*
Answer Given: Benedict Arnold
Correct Answer: Quisling
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Wed May 13, 2009 10:00 pm

Perhaps he had some Norwegian blood in him somewhere.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by warpoet » Fri May 15, 2009 1:42 am

I doubt it, but our Lit Specialist sure does...
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Fri May 15, 2009 7:32 am

From Maryland Open-
Given: PTSD
Answer: Syphilis
Off a clue about posters urging people to "stamp out" this disease, which makes it even more bizarre.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Kaisuopai » Sun May 17, 2009 10:57 pm

From SCIENCE, and Dwight's pretty sure it's the last time this packet'll be used so I believe him.

Off a clue about "Carlos":

Teammate: "THE BOURNE IDENTITY."
Answer: The Sun Also Rises

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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by jonpin » Sun May 17, 2009 11:42 pm

Just wondering, when do NAQT sets become live? After HSNCT?

From Goldfish...
Correct answer: Yttrium
Not an element: Yibittrium
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Sun May 17, 2009 11:55 pm

jonpin wrote:Just wondering, when do NAQT sets become live? After HSNCT?
NAQT never publicly releases their sets, unfortunately.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by dtaylor4 » Mon May 18, 2009 12:33 am

hwhite wrote:
jonpin wrote:Just wondering, when do NAQT sets become live? After HSNCT?
NAQT never publicly releases their sets, unfortunately.
I believe he's referring to public discussion, i.e. what we do in this thread.

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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Sir Thopas » Mon May 18, 2009 7:09 am

jonpin wrote:Just wondering, when do NAQT sets become live? After HSNCT?

From Goldfish...
Correct answer: Yttrium
Not an element: Yibittrium
I blame NAQT for having a tossup on yttrium.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by BuzzerZen » Mon May 18, 2009 9:59 am

dtaylor4 wrote:
hwhite wrote:
jonpin wrote:Just wondering, when do NAQT sets become live? After HSNCT?
NAQT never publicly releases their sets, unfortunately.
I believe he's referring to public discussion, i.e. what we do in this thread.
"After HSNCT" is indeed when public discussion of NAQT IS-sets is allowed.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Bsteckler » Tue May 19, 2009 9:34 pm

At practice:

Given: Fast Food Nation
Answer: The Wealth of Nations
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by The King's Flight to the Scots » Tue May 26, 2009 4:28 pm

"This man's ringtones have included three by ABBA *BUZZ*"
"John McCain?"

Answer: Gregory House
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Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Tue May 26, 2009 5:53 pm

ColJade wrote:"This man's ringtones have included three by ABBA *BUZZ*"
"John McCain?"

Answer: Gregory House
That's not too bad a neg.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by dtaylor4 » Thu May 28, 2009 3:57 pm

From scrimmaging on the NSC all-star trash round:

"Filthy Fifteen" for "Tony Hawk Pro Skater Soundtrack"
"The Hangover" for "21"

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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by warpoet » Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:12 am

Okay, it's technically after HSNCT, so here's one I've wanted to post for months from Technophobia VII:

"...something something something, Marco Polo traced it back to China- BUZZ!"
Team Captain: "The Black Death!"
Moderator: "Neg 5"
"...more clues, it comes in red, green, and oolong varieties. FTP, name this drink whose leaves can be read."
Answer: Tea
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by at your pleasure » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:43 am

Marco Polo was an epidemiologist?!
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Post by sam.peterson » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:16 am

At HSNCT...

Me: Amaterasu
Answer: Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by cvdwightw » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:25 am

During NSC2 playtesting:

Wrong: air traffic controllers
Right: umpires

Me, just a few minutes ago in practice:
Wrong: Gargantua
Right: Andre the Giant
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by New York Undercover » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:36 am

on an old Panasonic match:
FITB in these titles, third one: _____ becomes electra
me: carmen .... wait ignore what I said

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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by evilmonkey » Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:13 pm

At HSNCT:

Given: Robert Frost
Correct: Lord Kelvin

After a clue about absolute zero
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Ugly » Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:05 pm

HSNCT 2009:

Given: Electrocution
Answer: Electrocardiogram

Given: Montreal Canadiens
Answer: Cleveland Cavaliers
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Unicolored Jay » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:14 pm

At HSNCT 2009 one person on our B team answered "passenger penguin" to a tossup in round two about birds. (I forgot what the answer was, but it produced hilarity)
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by jonpin » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:44 am

From IS-66:

They were first observed by Europeans during a 1519-1522 circumnavigation of the globe, but were not named--

Wrong: International Date Line
Right: Magellanic Clouds
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by kayli » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:39 am

Ugly wrote:HSNCT 2009:

Given: Electrocution
Answer: Electrocardiogram

Given: Montreal Canadiens
Answer: Cleveland Cavaliers
You, sir, have an amazing avatar.

I felt really dumb negging at HSNCT with R instead of alpha... stupid Wolfram...
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by The King's Flight to the Scots » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:50 pm

kldaace wrote: You, sir, have an amazing avatar.
Wait...is that a fractal? Yay, studying actually pays off!

EDIT: I knows my punctuation marks.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by kayli » Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:28 pm

ColJade wrote:
kldaace wrote: You, sir, have an amazing avatar.
Wait...is that a fractal? Yay, studying actually pays off!

EDIT: I knows my punctuation marks.
Mandelbrot set specifically.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by mavstats » Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:33 pm

Tournament last year:

Given: Underarmour
Correct Answer: Countrywide
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Camelopardalis » Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:15 pm

At various practices:

Wrong: Spanish Armada
Right: Defenestration of Prague

Wrong: Atlantis
Right: Ragnarok

Wrong: Gone in 60 Seconds
Right: Terminator 2

And I'm typically pretty cautious. Sigh....
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Post by DumbJaques » Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:18 pm

Wrong: Gone in 60 Seconds
Right: Terminator 2
Eh, both of these films feature Ballona Creek chase scenes. That's not really a bad neg. Seriously people, study up on your bad neg criteria!
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Post by Camelopardalis » Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:47 pm

DumbJaques wrote:
Wrong: Gone in 60 Seconds
Right: Terminator 2
Eh, both of these films feature Ballona Creek chase scenes. That's not really a bad neg. Seriously people, study up on your bad neg criteria!
Well, yeah, that's what I negged on. But what makes it worse is that it already said something about being a 1991 film, and I've seen Gone in 60 Seconds about eight times, meaning none of the preceding clues made sense to me, but I buzzed anyway.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by chemqueen2 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:29 pm

Bird Sonata wrote:At HSNCT 2009 one person on our B team answered "passenger penguin" to a tossup in round two about birds. (I forgot what the answer was, but it produced hilarity)
It was carrier pigeon...

Someone on our team I think said passenger pigeon...
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Post by Unicolored Jay » Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:51 pm

chemqueen2 wrote:
Bird Sonata wrote:At HSNCT 2009 one person on our B team answered "passenger penguin" to a tossup in round two about birds. (I forgot what the answer was, but it produced hilarity)
It was carrier pigeon...

Someone on our team I think said passenger pigeon...
Yeah, that's what I thought it was. Thanks.
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Post by Kouign Amann » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:03 pm

This one from tonight's Jeopardy! is just way too good not to share:

Final Jeopardy!: blah blah blah someone who impaled people lived in this arboreal region of europe blah blah blah

Answer: Transylvania

Given: The Dracula-Tree Forest

So close, yet so very far.
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Post by Terrible Shorts Depot » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:23 pm

From HSNCT:

Given: Cabrini Green
Correct: Freakonomics
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Post by Kouign Amann » Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:52 pm

Vehicle registration plates of Egypt wrote:From HSNCT:

Given: Cabrini Green
Correct: Freakonomics
This is actually not too bad, and it shows relatively deep knowledge of both the book and Chicago itself.
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Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:09 pm

Given: Glasnost
Correct: Kristallnacht

One member of our B [Soon to be A] team made this neg during practice. It took him 30 seconds before he realized what he had done and why his teammates were holding their heads in their hands.
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Post by cornfused » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:48 pm

From CO Trash:

Given: defecation
Correct: musical chairs
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