They wish to reinvent the Wheel.
Followers of the long-running “Wheel of Fortune” didn’t mince phrases a couple of 2016 rule that value a contestant an opportunity to win massive bucks Wednesday evening.
David Pederson accurately answered, “Sole, Flounder, Cod and Catfish,” however host Pat Sajak nixed it as a result of of the phrase “and,” which isn’t allowed below the crossword puzzle format, Yahoo Leisure reported.
The crossword is a categorical listing that always includes 4 phrases, however contestants usually are not allowed to say “and” earlier than the final phrase — a nit-picky rule that has nullified appropriate solutions earlier than.
“No, sorry. That’s not proper,” Sajak advised Pederson after he uttered the no-no conjunction.
A fellow competitor then solved the puzzle by offering the identical listing, this time with out the banned phrase.
The technicality elicited a wave of indignant feedback in social media.
“Wheel of Fortune’s draconian rule the place you lose for those who add ‘and’ to the crossword puzzle has to go,” person @JEB_II mentioned on Twitter.
“They should repair that freakin’ ‘and’ rule for #WheelOfFortune crossword puzzles. Come on,” @MitchO opined.
And @aaronbotas mentioned: “One other contestant dropping out on cash as a result of they mentioned AND on the crossword puzzle. @WheelofFortune simply change the dumbest rule ever and permit this.”