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Several years ago:

Gilligan's Travels for Gulliver's Travels.

I didn't live that one down for a long time.
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I forgot about some of my personal errs.

September 11 commission for Mother Theresa
Benjamin Franklin for Chief Joseph
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A couple spectacular ones, both of which I think were on the individual round of some tournmanet::

Reader: ...name this general who lost the battle of Waterloo.
Answer given: Louis IV?

Reader: blah blah radio addresses supporting the Nazis blah blah
Answer given: Churchill

and in another room, on the same question

Answer given: FDR
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Spartans for Geishas
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Correct answer: Anna Karenina
Wrong answer: Anna Kournikova
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great wall of china instead of Yamuna River
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martial law instead of hosting the olympics, i think
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The rain forest (me) and the petrified forest (opponent) for the nose.
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At ACE camp: Gorgon Knot for Gordian Knot.

That was rather embarassing.
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Some of you oldsters may have seen this one on the NAC intro trailer some years back. The question started something along the lines of "Her facelift had a pricetag of $70 million..."

I buzzed in at that point and said "Elizabeth Taylor".

The correct answer was, of course, "The Statue of Liberty".
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Harper Lee for Rogue (from X-Men)
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My Lai for Boston Massacre
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My team: Bull Run
Moderator: Prompt
My team: Antietam
The correct answer was First Bull Run.
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Yeah. After that one, Reinstein made sure to emphasize that when you're prompted, you don't change your answer entirely.

At a practice recently, I caught myself saying "Hindenburg uncertainty principle."
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A few bad negs of my own from this week:
Most preferred trading partner status for most favored nation status.

The opera "Vanessa" for playwright Richard Sheridan.

The Algonquin Round Table for NBC.
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Wrong answer: Collard greens
Right answer: haggus

Something about being eaten at new years for good luck, which, if you're Southern, makes the wrong answer look right, until you get to the contents.
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In at least 2 diffferent rooms at UMD this weekend, "sforzando" for "Mannheim Steamroller".
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Anthrax for Quinine
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Post by cvdwightw »

Looking through some old scoresheets:

Fountains of Wayne for Derek Jeter's Taco Hole (this may have been posted earlier)

Death Tax for Endangered Species Act

Also, Zach, that better not have been a neg from TWAIN.
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Grover Cleveland, James Garfield, McKinley, and Arthur all for Benjamin Harrison
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cvdwightw wrote: Also, Zach, that better not have been a neg from TWAIN.
It wasn't it was from one of the practice packets we brought with us.
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Whistler's Mother for the horror flick "The Ring" ..
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Worst negs of all time that I committed or witnessed:

Ender's Game for Athens (I heard polemarch...the rest is history)
LSD for Histamine
The Two Towers for the Twin Towers
Idi Amin, Lord of All the Beasts of the Land, and Fish of the Sea, and Birds of the Air, King of Scotland and All Outlying Provinces for Yertle the Turtle
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ACLU for American Bar Association
On carnivorous marsupial *buzz* Koala (supposed to be tasmanian devil)
shortage of this vaccine... *buzz* AIDS
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"The Color Purple" for "Purple Rain". (after the clue had mentioned Prince)
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at HSNCT, a teammate said Texas Hold em instead of flop.
doesnt seem that bad, except we played poker for about 60 % of the time in new orleans and chicago :roll:
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At Practice:

Right: Helen Reddy
Wrong: Whitney Houston

This, pretty much. at the end of the question which mentioned the fact she was the 1st Australian to win a grammy.
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Center of the Known Universe tournament in Chattanooga 2 days ago.


Reader: "blah blah, a movie about his man in late 2005.."
*teammate buzzes*
*reader ends up saying John Malcovich after the buzz*
Teammate: "damn it...Johnny Cash"

ANSWER: None other than Gustav Klimt


This one got best neg of the tournament =D
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insaneindian wrote:at HSNCT, a teammate said Texas Hold em instead of flop.
doesnt seem that bad, except we played poker for about 60 % of the time in new orleans and chicago :roll:
At HSNCT, one of the members of TJ A said "To The Lighthouse" instead of flop on that TU, don't feel bad about it. It's on the podcasts for eternal posterity. He buzzed in really early on "The first part to be revealed is called the window".
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If I'm thinking of the right game, that was Oppenheim. Knowing him, that buzz probably had a lot of justification.
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Cost my team some wins with these

Olympic commissioner for California governor (missed VHSL Regionals on that one)

Binomial nomenclature for Amphibian (missed out on TV scholarship money on that one- I will never forgive myself 'cause I desperately need scholarship money)
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Mehmet Okur for Salman Rushdie... yowza, I nearly flipped my lid over that one.
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My own neg at UMD: "Maggots" for "lemmings."

They said something about how the theory that they spontaniously appeared was proved incorrect...
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Jerry Springer for Taiwan's Parliament
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Brothers for Wild Card Teams today at practice :oops:
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zwtipp wrote:Jerry Springer for Taiwan's Parliament
With due respect, considering their history, that's not all that bad a neg.
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From practice a couple nights ago (not really that bad of a neg, but it works conceptually):

Wrong: Dixiecrats
Right: Progressive Party
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A teammate's bad neg that resulted in a 60 point swing: (We all made TONS of mistakes in that round, and ended up losing the tournament because of them. It was bad.)

Wrong: Marco Polo
Right: Niccolo Machiavelli
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Me at UVA:
Crop Circles for Occam's Razor
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hemophiliacs for killed by an axe
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this one happened today at lift...well actually, these two happened.

orangutans for neandrethals. i dont know where i thought this one was going.
gulag peninsula (what the heck?) for aleutian islands. my worst two negs ever.... :oops:
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A power neg on the Mid Atlantic Ridge for punctuated equilibrium just 5 minutes after our team had actually been discussing punctuated equilibrium.

Captain Morgan for Captain Barbossa(from Pirates of the Caribbean).
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My favorite from yesterday's Cav Classic: "Freemasons" for the De Medici family.
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Speaking of Freemasons, I had a bad neg where Freemasons was mistaken for Deists.
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Q: "This psychologist...blah blah...Name this writer of Walden Two."

Immediate buzz

A: (Enthusiasticallly): THOREAU!


The only good part is that you could visibly see everyone else in the room do a colelctive cringe in pain. (the player claimed later that she knew it was wrong, but couldn't stop herself when she heard "Walden".
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From practice:

Joan of Arc for Marie Curie
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From practice:

These thin, layered clouds...

BUZZ

Player: umm.... stratosphere.

Me: :shock:
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This was probably the worst neg ive ever had in my life...im normally good at math tossups but the last half of last year and now this year, im not getting them because ive forgotten in all these years of calculus how to do simple arithmetic...this was even worse

"something about 600 and 500"
basically you had to double 600 and add 500...easy enough
i wrote down 650 instead of 600 so i overshot the answer by 100 :mad:
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Chinese Exclusion Act for Duma
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"7" for "D minor"
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