Nick here, and did you see see this the other day?
The answer to a question (or is it the question to an answer) was supposed to be “Gangsta’s Paradise Lost,” but Nick, the contestant, said “Gangster’s Paradise Lost.”
Here’s the video from TMZ.
That’s a real bad beat. Today, Jeopardy! came out with an explanation.
Essentially, since “Gangster” and “Gangsta” are two independent entries into the Oxford Dictionary, they can not be used interchangeably.
Sorry, Jeopardy!! That doesn’t do it for me, stop being to stingy! He knew the song!
I guess since this guy still ended up winning, there’s no harm, no foul.