Pat Sayjak Screws Navy Intel Specialist Out of $3850 on Wheel of Fortune for Mispronouncing “Seven Swans a Swiming” Even tough Renee Durette Had Just Picked the “G”
WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE … A new word has just been added to Webster’s Diction: “Sayjak”. The verb is “sayjaked” as defined as being screwed over by a runt, game show host. HEY PAT, I’D LIKE TO BUY A HOSE JOB.
File the following under, you have got to be kidding. Game show host Pat Sayjack and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ robbed Renee Durette, a Navy Intel Specialist from Merritt Island, Florida, who thought she had solved the puzzle correctly by answering ‘seven swans a-swimming’. However, Sayjak and the powers that be denied the military contestant the victory and $3850 because she supposedly mispronounced “swimming” as “swimmin”.
WHAT A SCREW JOB ON THE PART OF SAYJACK AND WHEEL OF FORTUNE. Sorry, but id you watch the VIDEO below you will see that Navy Intel Specialist Renee Durette picked the letter “G” just before she went to solve the puzzle, so it is not as if the letter was missing to get the puzzle incorrect. It was strictly a matter of enunciation. Who knew that everyone on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ did not speak the Queen’s English? Just curious, what would Sayjak have done if some one from Boston with a think New England accent had solved a puzzle by saying, “Pahked the Cah in Hahvahd Yahd”? Or if some one of Asian decent void of “R’s” got a puzzle wrong? What is an African-American solved a puzzle by speaking in Ebonics? What if the puzzle was “Obama phone”? Or a Muslim spoke in a particular vernacular and got the puzzle wrong? Think Sayjak and the Wheel of Fortune crew had the CO-JONES to deny them out of winning? Hardly.
Daytime TV viewers tuning in to watch Wheel of Fortune this week couldn’t believe their ears when a contestant who correctly guessed a phrase was seemingly robbed of her victory, and all because of a missing G.
In the Wednesday episode, Renee Durette, a Navy Intel Specialist from Merritt Island, Florida, thought she had solved the puzzle correctly by answering ‘seven swans a-swimming’ – a line from the carol The 12 Days of Christmas – with seven missing letters.
However, Durette’s less than crisp enunciation did not satisfy the host, Pat Sajak, who disqualified the contestant’s answer because she had omitted the hard G from the word ‘swimming,’ turning it into ‘swimmin.’
It would have been one thing if the “G” had not actually been on the board, but this is just BS highway robbery. If these folks had any common decency they would give Navy Intel Specialist Renee Durette the $3850 she won.