Saturday 23 March 2019

Guy loses all his money on game show after mispronouncing 'flamenco' as 'flamingo'

Jonny's face says it all

Jonny (L) after losing all his money on Wheel of Fortune
Jonny (L) after losing all his money on Wheel of Fortune
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

A Wheel of Fortune contestant lost all his money after mispronouncing the word 'flamenco'.

Jonny managed to uncover the phrase 'Flamenco Dance Lessons' on the board and all he had to do was read it out to win, but he unfortunately he said, 'Flamingo Dance Lessons'.

Flamingoes are big pink birds.  Flamenco is a form of Spanish dance.  Jonny lost his $7,100 cash with $1000 going to fellow contestant Ashley, who pronounced the phrase correctly.

Jonny appeared to be rendered speechless as the host Pat Sajak awarded Ashley her cash.

After the break Sajak addressed the fact that Jonny's mispronunciation was unintentional but added, "You have to kind of play by the rules".  However, they did take back Ashley's extra €1,000.

In the end he took home €19,000 although it would have been more if it hadn't been for that darn 'flamingo'.

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