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Did you figure out the answer on your own?
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 Post subject: Jeopardy Baseball Riddle stumps all 3 contestants.
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 5:53 am 
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I didn't get it either. (don't post spoilers), but the answer is obvious when you hear it.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2579 ... y-question

I put up a poll (more of a list in this case), to see if anyone go it on their own.

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 Post subject: Re: Jeopardy Baseball Riddle stumps all 3 contestants.
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It's a stupid question. "Double redundancy"?!? Is that even a thing?


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 Post subject: Re: Jeopardy Baseball Riddle stumps all 3 contestants.
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HeyNowHK wrote:
It's a stupid question. "Double redundancy"?!? Is that even a thing?


It's definitely a thing, more often called a redundancy or redundant, like Shrimp Scampi (which means Shrimp Shrimp). Double implies a word of redundancy repeated twice, though in a sense a double redundancy could be taken to mean two redundancies, so . . . it's arguably not crystal clear, but it's jeopardy, they're not always crystal clear.

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Isn't "double redundant" itself redundant?


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 Post subject: Re: Jeopardy Baseball Riddle stumps all 3 contestants.
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It's not that hard when you consider that there aren't that many city names that would need to be translated.

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HeyNowHK wrote:
Isn't "double redundant" itself redundant?


In a sense, yes, but just saying redundancy is less clear. A redundancy doesn't have to be are repetition, it can be an unnecessary duplication or, sometimes, a necessary duplication. In engineering, double and triple redundancies are common as safety measures for things that you really really don't want to fail, like airline parts or nuclear bomb launch buttons. (one of those extra redundancies prevented an accidental nuclear bomb dropped by us on ourselves a couple decades ago).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redundanc ... neering%29

Anyhoo, yes, it's redundant, but it also adds a bit of clarity cause it implies that it's a repetition. I suppose they could have said "double word redundancy" or repeated word redundancy, but that would have made the question easier, or just said redundancy, but I think that would have been less clear. Double Redundancy is how I would have worded the question if I was writing questions for the show.

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