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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by DumbJaques » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:00 am

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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by rchschem » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:18 pm

cornfused wrote:
Caesar Rodney HS wrote:See if you can guess why a student legitimately thought his answers might be right.
The two parts that make up a lycan, I take it. One of my teammates had a similar wrong bonus answer the other day.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by the return of AHAN » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:24 pm

League Play last night:

Given: Sphincter
Correct: Dendrite
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by dtaylor4 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:51 am

Recently on older NAQT stuff:

Plutarch for Petrarch
Theodosius for Theodoric

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Post by warpoet » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:56 pm

One of our Freshmen said Bikini Bottom for Bikini Atoll in practice yesterday
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Kouign Amann » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:19 pm

At Eleanor Roosevelt this morning:

Full Metal Alchemist for Fire Emblem

It was a category round: "Things Beginning With the Letter F." The first line mentioned the series being imported from Japan, and I guess they just guessed.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Kouign Amann » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:12 am

From practice:

Given: Huson River Valley
Answer: Kuiper Belt
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Post by dxdtdemon » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:22 am

Prof.Whoopie wrote:From practice:

Given: Huson River Valley
Answer: Kuiper Belt
How did that happen?
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Kouign Amann » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:38 am

quantumfootball wrote:
Prof.Whoopie wrote:From practice:

Given: Huson River Valley
Answer: Kuiper Belt
How did that happen?
An extremely bad player who shows up at practice sometimes and often doesn't pay attention to the question, producing hilarity.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by the return of AHAN » Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:48 pm

From today's Metcalf Sweetheart Tournament (middle school):
Given: Taxidermist
Correct: Taxonomist
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by jonpin » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:04 pm

From a several-years-old NAQT IS set in practice:
Q: FTPE identify the third part of these triplets blah blah... The three theological virtues are faith, hope, and this.
A: Chastity.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Ugly » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:13 pm

Not a neg, but still kind of painful when it happened.

At practice, one of our players answered Sudan, and got power on it. Then he said:

"I knew it was Sudan because I knew it had to be in the Middle East."

Mind you, his definition of Middle East is the normal definition, he just thought that Sudan was in Asia.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by cvdwightw » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:00 am

Occurring in at least two rooms at Triton Bowl, and an unknown number of rooms at other Prison Bowl mirror sites:

Wrong: Whaling
Right: Incest
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by scquizbowl » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:37 pm

During county play, last question out of 25 tossups:

This woman, who was born in 1891, was the first lady (buzz)

My guess: Jacqueline Kennedy
Answer: Onassis

Almost: what N university had "Win one for the Gipper", team was going to say Northwestern :sad: , but pulled out Notre Dame at last second.

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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:44 pm

scquizbowl wrote:This woman, who was born in 1891, was the first lady (buzz)

My guess: Jacqueline Kennedy
Answer: Onassis
:w-hat:
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Post by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:53 pm

AndyShootsAndyScores wrote:
scquizbowl wrote:This woman, who was born in 1891, was the first lady (buzz)

My guess: Jacqueline Kennedy
Answer: Onassis
:w-hat:
No no no, Joe, you've got it backwards.

Your guess was Onassis, to which I immediately responded that Aristotle Onassis was not a woman.

The correct answer was Rose Kennedy.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Carolus Magnus » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:35 pm

At last year's EQUINE:

Something about a concert, AIDS, Africa

*blind buzz*
"Freddy Mercury."

The answer was Nelson Mandela.
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Post by Terrible Shorts Depot » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:36 pm

From Prison Bowl:
Given: Kevin Bacon
Correct: Stanley Milgram
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Post by AlphaQuizBowler » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:53 pm

la2pgh wrote:From Prison Bowl:
Given: Kevin Bacon
Correct: Stanley Milgram
Let me guess, off the Six Degrees of Separation clue.
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Post by Terrible Shorts Depot » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:02 am

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:
la2pgh wrote:From Prison Bowl:
Given: Kevin Bacon
Correct: Stanley Milgram
Let me guess, off the Six Degrees of Separation clue.
Bingo, except he waited about half a line after that, which made it more ridiculous.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by warpoet » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:02 am

cvdwightw wrote:Occurring in at least two rooms at Triton Bowl, and an unknown number of rooms at other Prison Bowl mirror sites:

Wrong: Whaling
Right: Incest
Damn, now I really wish I'd gone to Triton Bowl...
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Post by Self-incompatibility in plants » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:14 am

Given: KKK
Answer: Copperheads
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Post by cdcarter » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:33 am

cvdwightw wrote:Occurring in at least two rooms at Triton Bowl, and an unknown number of rooms at other Prison Bowl mirror sites:

Wrong: Whaling
Right: Incest
One team at EPITHET negged with "sex" after it had mentioned some countries have made it illegal.
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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:44 am

Should "sex" have been promptable?
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Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:21 am

OntarioQuizzer wrote:Should "sex" have been promptable?
Except that the countries that have banned sex have horrible growth rates. Incest, not so much.
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:25 am

There's no imaginable way that should be promptable.
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Post by Theory Of The Leisure Flask » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:31 am

hwhite wrote:
OntarioQuizzer wrote:Should "sex" have been promptable?
Except that the countries that have banned sex have horrible growth rates. Incest, not so much.
Swaziland actually tried that for a while not too long ago. I remember that, at some point during that period, the king got married, breaking the vow of chastity and forcing himself to fine himself one (1) cow.
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Post by wd4gdz » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:37 am

This is from Round 1 of Cardinal Classic:

My Answer: Katy Peters
Right Answer: Katy Perry
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Post by naturalistic phallacy » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:35 am

wd4gdz wrote:This is from Round 1 of Cardinal Classic:

My Answer: Katy Peters
Right Answer: Katy Perry
Classy, Billy.
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Post by AKKOLADE » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:09 am

wd4gdz wrote:This is from Round 1 of Cardinal Classic:

My Answer: Katy Peters
Right Answer: Katy Perry
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by the return of AHAN » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:32 pm

From a player of mine at today's Streator Northlawn Knowledge Power Tournament (middle school):
"What word is synonymous with traditional, timeless, and standard and was removed from Coca-Cola products in the beginning of two thous[BUZZ]"
Given: Cocaine

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Post by cornfused » Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:41 pm

Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote:the king got married, breaking the vow of chastity and forcing himself to fine himself one (1) cow.
If you're the king, how exactly do you fine yourself a cow... I mean, where did the cow go?
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by chemqueen2 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:41 pm

On scholars' bowl...
...These were dried out *buzz* raisins?
...and made into bird houses. Gourds.
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Post by pretzeldude92 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:47 pm

Today at Practice:

Given: The Donner Party
Answer: The Rosenburg family
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:17 pm

Today:

Given: Telekinesis
Answer: Telophase
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Post by azngod1992 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:39 pm

At a tournament last weekend

"This holiday...blah blah blah...started by a Marxist...BUZZ"

Given: Labor Day
Answer: Kwanzaa
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:17 pm

BATE practice...


Given: goats

Answer: wisdom teeth
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Post by Golran » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:21 pm

That was my tossup... Where was the neg? What clue was it on?
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Post by Self-incompatibility in plants » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:25 pm

That was my tossup... Where was the neg? What clue was it on?
I would not look too much into, Ian. The person who got the neg was rather green, since he has only been coming to practice for a few weeks or so. Also, he buzzed in/around the first line, I think, so he did not have much to go off of, so there was likely not much to justify his answer (almost certainly not, in fact).
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:37 pm

ImaPC wrote:
That was my tossup... Where was the neg? What clue was it on?
I would not look too much into, Ian. The person who got the neg was rather green, since he has only been coming to practice for a few weeks or so. Also, he buzzed in/around the first line, I think, so he did not have much to go off of, so there was likely not much to justify his answer (almost certainly not, in fact).
Here you go:
round 2, tossup 16 wrote:In 2008 a Japanese team was able to extract stem cells from them, useful because they are so readily available. They are labeled...
BUZZ.

"goats?"

*stunned looks from teammates*

"ummm... no..."

*increased laughter as question progresses*

Yeah... i guess goats are readily available...
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Post by Rompimientos del Centauro » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:37 pm

'“filioque” clause of the Nicene Creed is often regarded-'
BUZZ
"Extinction of the Dinosaurs" for "Great Schism"
In my teammate's defense, he claimed he heard "comet".
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Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:59 pm

Since the WoQ mirror has finally passed, I am free to post this one, probably the best neg I've been present for all year.
Given: Bilbo Baggins's Birthday Party
Correct: Field of the Golden Cloth
Off the opening clue "Fireworks in the shape of a dragon distracted participants at this event."

The worst part about the whole thing is that, when my teammate buzzed, his answer was completely correct. Still, there was solid laughter in the room for about a minute afterward.
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Post by ihavenoidea » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:02 pm

He should have protested.
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Post by Tower Monarch » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:10 pm

Johannes Climacus wrote:Since the WoQ mirror has finally passed, I am free to post this one, probably the best neg I've been present for all year.
Given: Bilbo Baggins's Birthday Party
Correct: Field of the Golden Cloth
Off the opening clue "Fireworks in the shape of a dragon distracted participants at this event."

The worst part about the whole thing is that, when my teammate buzzed, his answer was completely correct. Still, there was solid laughter in the room for about a minute afterward.
ihavenoidea wrote:He should have protested.
Well, the actual text is:
WoQ wrote:During this event, an incident involving fireworks forming a dragon temporarily stopped the procession which was followed by a sermon delivered by Richard Pace.
So either you buzz before the word procession and you're only buzzing off of fireworks forming a dragon, which could happen at any really big fireworks show, or you hear the word procession and must ignore that in order to answer with the Lord of the Rings answer...
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by DumbJaques » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:40 pm

I mean, it seems fairly reasonable to buzz in before the word "procession" (I certainly would have). I probably would have weighed whether it was crazier to have a tossup on Bilbo's party, or to have a tossup on the Field of the Cloth of Gold at a high school tournament. I think I would have negged with Bilbo. In any case, it's amusing but hardly a bad neg. Consequently, I recommend that tossup author George Stevens switches from being a history player to being a lord of the rings player.
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Post by ClemsonQB » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:24 pm

DumbJaques wrote:I mean, it seems fairly reasonable to buzz in before the word "procession" (I certainly would have). I probably would have weighed whether it was crazier to have a tossup on Bilbo's party, or to have a tossup on the Field of the Cloth of Gold at a high school tournament. I think I would have negged with Bilbo. In any case, it's amusing but hardly a bad neg. Consequently, I recommend that tossup author George Stevens switches from being a history player to being a lord of the rings player.
I'll admit, the tossup was probably too difficult, but I certainly heard a few tossups on it as high schooler (including a memorable buzz of mine which won the game at some tournament at Vandy).
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Susan » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:54 am

GlitchYC wrote:'“filioque” clause of the Nicene Creed is often regarded-'
BUZZ
"Extinction of the Dinosaurs" for "Great Schism"
In my teammate's defense, he claimed he heard "comet".
Hey--what set are these from?
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Post by Tower Monarch » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:45 am

myamphigory wrote:
GlitchYC wrote:'“filioque” clause of the Nicene Creed is often regarded-'
BUZZ
"Extinction of the Dinosaurs" for "Great Schism"
In my teammate's defense, he claimed he heard "comet".
Hey--what set are these from?
I would assume it was:
PACE Spring Qualifier Round 7 wrote:Tossup 15. This event was preceded by letters sent from Martin Cerularios to Cardinal Humbert of Mourmoutiers, and the “filioque” clause of the Nicene Creed is often regarded as one of the earliest causes of it. One attempt to revert the effects of this event and was attended by a representative of Byzantine emperor Michael VIII, which occurred during the Second Council of Lyon in 1274, while the 1439 Council of Florence’s attempts to reunite the two parties. For 10 points, what is this event which saw the church split into the Eastern Orthodox and Western Catholic branches?
ANSWER: Great Schism [or Schism of 1054 ]
Which would make the neg even worse considering the inadequacy of pre-extinction mail service...
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by Susan » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:56 am

Tower Monarch wrote:
myamphigory wrote:
GlitchYC wrote:'“filioque” clause of the Nicene Creed is often regarded-'
BUZZ
"Extinction of the Dinosaurs" for "Great Schism"
In my teammate's defense, he claimed he heard "comet".
Hey--what set are these from?
I would assume it was:
PACE Spring Qualifier Round 7 wrote:Tossup 15. This event was preceded by letters sent from Martin Cerularios to Cardinal Humbert of Mourmoutiers, and the “filioque” clause of the Nicene Creed is often regarded as one of the earliest causes of it. One attempt to revert the effects of this event and was attended by a representative of Byzantine emperor Michael VIII, which occurred during the Second Council of Lyon in 1274, while the 1439 Council of Florence’s attempts to reunite the two parties. For 10 points, what is this event which saw the church split into the Eastern Orthodox and Western Catholic branches?
ANSWER: Great Schism [or Schism of 1054 ]
Which would make the neg even worse considering the inadequacy of pre-extinction mail service...
Great--I just wanted to make sure it was from a set that was cleared for discussion. For future reference, please make sure to say what set each bad neg is from (per the first post in this thread) to avoid terrifying board staff who fear you might be posting uncleared answers.
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Re: Bad Negs Again

Post by the return of AHAN » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:35 pm

Not exactly a neg, but worth sharing...
(during a bonus discussion at practice using the St. Viator MS Tourney packets)
part C. Xylophones, drums, and even pianos belong to this family because they produce sound when they are struck with a tool, such as a stick or mallet

Player K (rookie): Part C is woodwinds.
Player C (3-year vet): What?
Player K: No, a teacher in elementary school told us! They're made of wood and..
Player C (exasperated): K! YOU DON'T BLOW INTO A PIANO!
Player K: Yeah, but...

But it was too late. The room broke down into laughter and I had to leave the room to compose myself. :lol: :lol:
Player K hereby no longer gets to razz the teammate who negged on the river that flows through London with "English Channel." :wink:
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