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

During 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 Cooliofrom Dangerous Minds 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 accepted as the correct answer. For a moment, he took the top spot 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 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 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 the show 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 we also can鈥檛 help laughing at his reaction鈥

And everyone else鈥檚鈥

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