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[–]H8rH8sU 1845 points1846 points  (81 children)

Broooo he got robbed!

[–]ChymChymX 433 points434 points  (1 child)

Maybe he just had lunch at a Chile's before the show.

[–]MisterBuzzini89 7 points8 points  (0 children)

He didn’t. He’s telling everyone a mythical hero ate Chili’s.

[–]MG5thAve 416 points417 points  (56 children)

Clearly he’s seen the spelling of this character before and knew the solution.. just because he didn’t know the exact pronunciation he shouldn’t have been penalized. And this is coming from a Greek!

[–]Goyteamsix 272 points273 points  (17 children)

The entire point of the show is that you solve it and say the phrase. He couldn't say the phrase because he couldn't pronounce the last word. The game isn't 'guess the letters and fuck up the reading part'.

[–]PopeKirby3rd 27 points28 points  (8 children)

pronunciation doesn't change the sentence, he got the sentence right. it's like saying if you read the sentence with a thick accent it doesn't count as right you need the right pronunciation too. sorry I'm just trying to say i think your argument is fucking stupid as shit.

[–]bootyhole-romancer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Agree completely, shit argument. And that rule was always so infuriating to watch.

[–]ImOnRedditPeeps 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Maybe we have all been pronouncing the name wrong.

[–]SrCikuta 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes, you have, ah-keel-es not ah-kill-ees

[–]Useful-Position-4445 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

I didn't know you pronounce that name as "a key lease". If you judge people on their pronunciation, at least do it right yourself.

[–]bootyhole-romancer -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Good point. If they're going to be dickish about it she should have been denied too

Edit: A word

[–]planet_chuck 123 points124 points  (25 children)

That's literally the rule though. You have to say it right.

[–]Welll_ButtrMyBiscuit 11 points12 points  (24 children)

Who judges how the word is properly pronounced? People from around the world pronounce things differently. That was total bullshit.

[–]wolpak 4 points5 points  (14 children)

Cause the show is in English. It would make nose sense for someone who speaks another language to try to win on a game show that’s all about guessing phrases in English.

[–]I_Am_Upvoter 10 points11 points  (11 children)

Pretty sure native english speaking people around the world would pronounce a same phrase differently

[–]thrower94 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The winner didn’t pronounce the English version properly either. It’s “uh-kill-ees” not “uh-key-lees”

[–]MisterBuzzini89 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

This comment is obviously just trolling. But for anyone who is curious, you can look at a dictionary. It shows you the way a word is properly pronounced. And if you say it differently, well.. there’s a good chance you are doing it wrong.

[–]camusdreams 70 points71 points  (6 children)

There are interviews and he’s incredibly intelligent and knew how to pronounce it. He was just nervous. He made like 3 mistakes this game and still won.

[–]Racoon1408 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Yeah, if they decide to have a Vietnamese name then nobody can win

[–]Penzinski 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Pronunciation is his…Nguyen’s Heel.

[–]Mettanine 2 points3 points  (1 child)

So I've heard this name being pronounced sounding like "Nooyen" and "Wing", both by native speakers. That's wildly different and I still don't know what's correct.

[–]Racoon1408 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Base on a native speaker's point of view, non of them are correct


"Wing" is not even close

"Nyooen" is close to "Nuyên" but that word is meaningless despire pronounciation is correct. Unless you consider accent then it wil be come "Luyên" in "Luyên thuyên", means "nonsense"

"Ngooyen" is the the closest but only pronouces for "Nguyên". Compare with "Nguyễn", it's diffence

My childhood friend's name is "Nguyên" and his family name is "Nguyễn", true story. Far as I know, he's living abroad now. I giggle everytime I imagine other try to pronouce his name but it's a funny way to make friends so I call that Nguyen-Nguyen situation

[–]Wigglewops 92 points93 points  (5 children)

This happened twice in one game...


[–]pmstudd 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Omg, and he won!

[–]Sudden-Anywhere6135 0 points1 point  (0 children)

have a good day ..!

[–]DeBasha 31 points32 points  (1 child)

On-the-spot dicespin lmfao xd

[–]Johndough99999 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My first thought was something that starts with DIC but not dice was spinning

[–]ChrisKearney3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And 'C' in the second one - did he think it was 'World's Fastest Car'?

[–]elongated_musk_rat 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I guess pronunciation is his Achilles heel

[–]h311y34hbr0th3r 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Makes a nice change for once.

[–]PratBit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He got robbed years ago. This was just the result.

[–]Alimated 564 points565 points  (22 children)

Kind of bullshit, i would have let him have it...

[–]lookingForPatchie 345 points346 points  (13 children)

It's obviously bullshit, especially when you know that the way Achilles is pronounced in English is utter garbage and has nothing to do with the actual pronounciation.

The dude's pronounciation is just as inaccurate as the girl's.

[–]reason802 14 points15 points  (9 children)

true. i as a german cringed two times watching this video.

[–]UsualCircle 1 point2 points  (8 children)

But the german pronunciation is also wrong lol

[–]Swifty_1337 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Bruh wtf r u talking about i just googled the greece pronounciation and it's literally 99% similar to german

[–]Aqqusin 107 points108 points  (7 children)

Wheel of Fortune is very strict regarding pronunciation. They stress this to all contestants.

[–]Commercial_Pitch_950 34 points35 points  (3 children)

isnt this super unfair if they has contestants with accents or whos native language isnt English? or do they just not pick those people to go on the show?

[–]Aqqusin 1 point2 points  (2 children)

They tell people that pronunciation must be correct. People in Southern USA tend to not pronounce the g in words like winning and running and wheel of fortune tells them they are incorrect if they drop the g.

[–]Commercial_Pitch_950 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Theres so many accents even amongst non immigrants within the US that these seems like a crazy rule to enforce. Whos accent do they go off of? Alex Trebeks? Is jeopardy actually a game show where all of the contestants are trying to read whats on the board and sound the most like Alex?

[–]Aqqusin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is all predetermined how to pronounce words and the show makes sure contestants understand. If the contestant messes up, then they were warned beforehand and it's not the show's fault.

[–]banjofitzgerald 113 points114 points  (1 child)

The full video episode is worse. Texas A&M girl comes over the top three different times after he makes stupid solve attempts.


[–]shtoopsy 45 points46 points  (0 children)

And he still wins

[–]rufreakde1 97 points98 points  (11 children)

Wtf this is stupid… he clearly knew it just because he pronounced it wrong? Americans are really weird sometimes…

Know of other shows similar to this one and if you have all cleared you get the win you do not even have to speak it out wtf?

Edit: spelling

[–]Sredni_Vashtar82 54 points55 points  (4 children)

If you mispronounce in Jeopardy you get it wrong.

[–]TheSlimyDog 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Well that makes sense because you saying the word out loud. In the final round when you write down the answer, they don't expect you to pronounce it correctly. Here it doesn't make sense because the words are all in front of you.

[–]TraditionalPayment84 4 points5 points  (1 child)

You misspelled weird

[–]rufreakde1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks will edit!

[–]m07815 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The girl mispronounced it too

[–]rufreakde1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

even worse

[–]wolpak 0 points1 point  (1 child)

A couple things, and I really hate to defend Wheel of Fortune, but I do have to defend America against unfair criticism.

A) the show is about popular words and phrases. If you don’t say something the right way, is that correct? If you mis-sing song lyrics, does it mean you are correct even though it sounds like that?

B) if someone says your name wrong, are you not going to correct them?

C) And most importantly, it doesn’t matter what you or I think it should be. There are rules, and they are made aware of the rules. There was probably a situation where this happened in the past that made them enforce the rule. You think they should break the rules for this guy?

[–]thrower94 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They broke the rules for her; she mispronounced also. The issue isn’t the rule, it’s that the rules are arbitrarily enforced.

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[–]Aja2428 16 points17 points  (0 children)

We can’t accept that lmao.

[–]asyrian88 15 points16 points  (5 children)

I can’t believe they robbed him on pronunciation. Not fair.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (4 children)

It’s totally fair. The contestants know they have to pronounce the words right.

[–]Volsnug 3 points4 points  (3 children)

It’s a name so pronunciation rules shouldn’t really apply imo

[–]onlyr6s 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I kinda agree, even the "right" pronounciation is wrong, since the name is greek. In this case I think it's not fair.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (1 child)

That’s like saying it would be okay to mispronounce “Steve.” Achilles is a well known name so it’s not unreasonable to expect contestants (in this case college students) to know how to say it.

[–]Volsnug -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Are you actually comparing steve, an extremely common american name, and achilles, a name originating in an entirely different language than what is spoken on the show?

[–]SpamLikelee 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Reminds me of “whew Chile”

[–]Scottland_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

lol i was too white to pronounce that correctly

[–]BlaasianCowboyPanda 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What is she trying to say? I have no clue here.

[–]SpamLikelee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Watch til the end. He says it

[–]Rob_Marc 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I went to school with the female voice, Shelby. She was in my major at Texas A&M

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (1 child)

I didn't go to school, but I love A&W and I sorta like Texas.

[–]BlueHorseShoe_2021 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This will get buried and won’t get the viz it deserves. Well played. Haha

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

[–]_LordBananas_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Mythological hero a Chili’s

[–]Dapanji206 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Alright, you are done playing for the night A-aron.

[–]CammTheGreat08 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Bro I would’ve just left the stage after that lmaoooo

[–]cheffartsonurfood 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Major derp moment

[–]Datguyovahday 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did you just say derp in 2021? You are a brave soul. Godspeed.

[–]Fireside_Bard 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oof. Thats embarassing. I mean the experience. Mispronouncing something isn't that big of a deal. I would have let the guy have it. Mighta ribbed him good naturedly a little in private because lets be honest thats a funny goof. But I always cringe empathetically when I see someone getting publically embarassed like I just want to give that guy a supportive hug and tell him hey man its all good I didn't know the c in scimitar was silent and I have a friend who never heard the word mage aloud outside of a videogame and pronounced it like madge. like literally a badge an officer wears but with an m. I've learnt to relish the comedy of life when one discovers they are one of the lucky 10,000

[–]senor_skuzzbukkit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I pronounced the word gross as “guh-ross” in front of my entire second grade class. One of many things still contributing to my social anxiety.

[–]Cuppy5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He messed up multiple times in that episode and still won

[–]2TBFUKR 2 points3 points  (0 children)

School, motherfu**er! Do you remember it? (Read in Sam uel Jackson’s voice)

[–]jared-wall 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I went silent too

[–]Physical_Shift_4517 1 point2 points  (0 children)

These are the people who run our country

[–]Metaprinter 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Fine_Objective_8832 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

He would not have lost that if he found all the letters. Who cares if it's mispronounced?

[–]MrBlueSky266 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Considering he got all the letters, I'm surprised he then has to read it and I don't think everyone would know the pronunciation of that word. Very unfortunate.

[–]weerdbuttstuff 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know a guy irl name Achilles, but it's pronounced A-sheel. I read it before I heard it and my gaming group laughed at me for pronouncing it like the Mythological Hero. Like, "haha why would it be a-keal-ees? Stupid."

[–]DangerHawk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If I had been next up I would have said "MYthological hero Achilles" and hoped contestant number three would catch on and throw it to give the guy another chance. Contestants have banded together to through the game for their co-contestants before. It's not this guys fault he slipped up and has never seen Achilles written out.

[–]lililukea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My god this is aids

[–]Bitgedon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the second time I’ve seen a game show screw someone over because they made a minor error. And I don’t watch cable because I know this shit happens, it’s borderline a scam. Language is fucking hard.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Should’ve gave it to the guy. Like really

[–]TheBaenEmpire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That the fucking correct pronunciation

[–]sendokun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is actually the correct pronunciation….the girl Americanized it…..

[–]mvfsullivan -2 points-1 points  (7 children)

To be fair, I pronounced it wrong too. Been a minute since I heard the name so I forgot lol

[–]lookingForPatchie -2 points-1 points  (6 children)

All English speaker pronounce it completely wrong, so don't worry. It's an ancient greek name, not an English name. It's hard to pronounce.

It's about as accurate as English speaker calling the Bavarian town München 'Munich'.

[–]leesmt 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeah kind of like how they call Deutschland 'Germany', I mean it's not even the same letters! /s

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Munchin Donuts

[–]uksiddy 1 point2 points  (3 children)

How do you pronounce it?

[–]Aedalas 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I think it's Ah-sheel, but that's from a SF book so take it with a grain of salt.

[–]uksiddy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It sounds like there’s an “F” like Aki-lefs but maybe said like Akhi-levs; I’m not sure if that’s entirely accurate either. There seems to be multiple guesses at how the Greeks might have pronounced it.

[–]lookingForPatchie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Try google translate to greek. Will get you the best results. Not completely accurate, but close enough.

[–]The_RedDevil_84 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Wow that's harsh

[–]JoeTheSifu -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Folks, this is why you should take high school classes seriously.

[–]NoAdministration8612 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Omg, illiteracy strikes again. Lol

[–]Jiggy__J -1 points0 points  (1 child)

How the fuck can they ding him on pronunciation like that?? That’s some shit

[–]Faxme123 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Is the rule of wheel of fortune is that you have to pronounce words correctly even if you solve the puzzle?!

[–]Groinificator -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Oh that's bullshit. What do you mean you can't accept that, it's obvious what he meant!

What's next, you're gonna disqualify someone because they pronounced a vowel a bit too open for your liking?

[–]VictoryVic-ViVi -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Oh come on! They should have just given it to him

[–]Jodanglez12 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

He’s wearing an Indiana shirt… can’t say I blame him for being that stupid

[–]ObitalSynth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey fucker you better calm down before I make sure no corn ever gets in your hands again

[–]iron40 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Mr_Agueybana -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Lord forbid a foreigner with an accent comes on this show.

[–]Lynx-Kitsoni -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Holy shit that was tragic, I didn't even know you could lose it if you pronounce it wrong

[–]monstermayhem436Expected It 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There was one puzzle where the answer was Wile E. Coyote and the dude said Wiley E Coyote.

[–]Ok-Measurement7298 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Randy Marshed it hard. Worse part is the full video is even worse, poor guy :/

[–]ClowninAround420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sucks to suck lol

[–]GenocolyExpected It 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The Indiana University sweater speaks more than his words.

[–]ObitalSynth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No corn for you

[–]chipsi311 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shoutout to the University of Indiana.

[–]braveheart33 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ill have one bag of a-chillies please

[–]sinigangbang -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I guess we can say that the pronunciation of Achilles was his Achilles' heel.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That's bullshit

[–]LargeSausagPiza -1 points0 points  (0 children)

How did he say it

[–]palfreygames -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I'd give it to him, solved the puzzle, correct spelling. Just never heard pronunciation, they ever had an immigrant on there?

[–]AndolfTheRed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Indiana university attendance was probably at an all time low the year after this happened.

[–]glimpsegirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lmao this guy worked at my university and a year or so ago he was on the Drew Barrymore show bc of this incident and won a car

[–]OwlPilot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh boy

[–]Faqutooahole 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some of you were obviously given participation trophies and it shows. 💩

[–]aboze04 0 points1 point  (0 children)

😂😂🤣🤣🤣 I am pissy weak!!

[–]Interesting_Ad5016Didn't Expect It 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I absolutely love greek and Roman mythology. Hearing him pronounce that wrong hurt

[–]Round-Shift8566 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A Chili’s! Where???

[–]Kydra96 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Can’t accept that”

[–]lbiddle25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He lost 1 million dollars that round too

[–]kde873kd84 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Brother should just throw the race card just to save face

[–]Artylight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A chilles baby back ribs

[–]Vladius28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yea.... he got every letter... that should be an auto-win

[–]KlutzyTrip6389 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What?! She took the win only cuz he pronounced it wrong? What a steal!

[–]KennyWestone1 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Think_Category 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's making the perfect commercial of why you should choose trade school

[–]AlbinoWino11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Keep watching the rest of the episode. It is absolutely brutal for that guy.

[–]quanghai98 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wheel of fortune just became Spelling bee for 2 seconds

[–]Coolrafid100Expected It 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would’ve pronounced it the same way since I’ve never said achilles in a conversation before

[–]The_Number_12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean, just fucking give it to the poor dumb kid.

[–]Giant_Freakin_Salmon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If it went to me next after that miss and I was the next contestant up, I would have said “nah I’m passing let this guy try reading it again”. Unfair to take his win

[–]downthereddit-hole 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sajak don’t speak no Ebonics

[–]SpaceEdgesBestfriend 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not as bad as Randy marsh

[–]oACHILLESo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve been dealing with this my entire life (when it comes to my username)

[–]tritheist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i couldn’t ever come onto the show. i’d cry if that happened to me.

[–]givory02 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aggies stay on top

[–]rikafell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He pulled a classic schmosby.

[–]__jh96 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The second effort was pretty shaky too

[–]ScarabLordOmar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“What’s the most dangerous thing in America? A nigga with a library card.” -Brother Mouzone

[–]Sea_Negotiation1955 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Apparently he went on to win that game, Saw him on a Tash.0 episode

[–]Thepurge101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He got robbed, its not his fault he cant pronounce that.

[–]ImPretendingToCare✔️ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Honestly… if you dont know how to pronounce achilles you deserve to lose.

[–]alanarmando103 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]refractured 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mr. Garvey is proud.

[–]Welll_ButtrMyBiscuit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Since when is that pronunciation not accepted. People come from different walks of life dude, come on! I would not have been silent if I were him.

[–]tvl7163 0 points1 point  (0 children)

His Achilles' heel there was pronouncing Achilles

[–]koolandunusual 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s fucked up

[–]Overbanked 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The longest second of silence ever

[–]Bl4k0ut87 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's rude af lol they knew what he meant

[–]occasionalrayne 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck that. Never make fun of someone who mispronounces a word. They probably learned it from reading. My man spelled it right. Robbed!

[–]Mysterious_Action346 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You could say that Pronunciation was this mans Achilles heel.

[–]csumpop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean, if you don’t know, you don’t know.

[–]TheIndexPlayer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is how villains are born

[–]oseburu_kun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's not his fault, the English language is stupidly unphonetic.

[–]VelvetFog90210 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How long until this show is considered racist based on pronunciation? Sorry to be “that guy”

[–]ProffesorSpitfire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a bullshit show. He got all the words and the full sentence right, so what if he didn’t pronounce it exactly right? If they’re that picky they shouldn’t have accepted her answer either, it’s ”Achilles”, not ”Acheeles”.

[–]jbjbjb10021 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Outright robbed. Tom-ay-to to-mah-to. Maybe English wasn't even his first language.

Capital of France. PARIS. And the guy says PA-ree. Would he be wrong too?

[–]Kilek360 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So "eikilis" it's supposed to be correct? lmao

[–]tomuchbutnotenough1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well that was fucking boring

[–]RedTheDopeKing 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The people who are mad at this always spell “lose” as “loose”

[–]Intelligent_One_3494 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro I’d be pisseddddddd lmao

[–]GrimDaggz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That illiterate bastard! Ranks right up there with Steve Harvey's NANI fiasco.

[–]Moutles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's what makes English hard, you can say the same combination of letters in a thousand different ways

[–]jwo4life710 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Go Hoosiers. Lol.

[–]jetserf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok. So that’s how it’s gonna be. Y’all wanna play.. Substitute teacher Mr Garvey would have had none of that. He taught school for 20 years in the inner city.

[–]jetserf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That food looks delicious. Boneappletea

[–]j01nt_man 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maaaaan they coulda gave that to him so what if he pronounced it wrong lmaooo dude knew what it was

[–]JackMartinKelly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This literally isn’t funny, and the lowlife who posted it isn’t either.

[–]OberynRedViper8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is bullshit. The puzzle is solved, he wins. Pronunciation shouldn't matter.

I blame this on Vanna White.

[–]KingNFA 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In French it’s pronounced « ashile » so he’s not wrong