We all make mistakes from time to time, whether it鈥檚 a flub at work, a聽parenting blunder, or 鈥 in the case of one recent Jeopardy! contestant 鈥 a slight mispronunciation聽worth $3,200.

During聽a New Year鈥檚 Day episode of the long-running game show, three contestants faced a mash-up clue that read, 鈥淎 song by聽Cooliofrom Dangerous Minds聽goes back in time to become a 1667 John Milton classic.鈥

Nick, who was in second place at the time, answered, 鈥淕angster鈥檚 Paradise Lost,鈥 which host Alex Trebek聽accepted as the correct answer. For a moment, he took聽the top spot聽鈥 but then Trebek interrupted the game to inform Nick that they were taking the money away.

鈥淥ur judges have re-evaluated one of your responses a few minutes ago, Nick. You said 鈥榞angster鈥檚鈥instead of 鈥榞angsta鈥檚聽on that song by Coolio, so we take $3,200 away from you. So you are now in second place.鈥

If you鈥檙e questioning the ruling, you鈥檙e certainly not the only one, but Jeopardy! is standing by聽its decision. 鈥淚t turns out that 鈥榞angsta鈥 and 鈥榞angster鈥 are both listed separately in the Oxford English Dictionary, each with its own unique definition,鈥澛爐he show聽explained in a statement. 鈥淣ick changed not only the song鈥檚 title, but also its meaning 鈥 making his response unacceptable.鈥

We can鈥檛 help feeling a little sorry for Nick, but聽we also聽can鈥檛 help laughing at his reaction鈥

And聽everyone else鈥檚鈥

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