Last night on “Wheelof Fortune,” a contestant had made about a gazillion dollars with some lucky spins and had whittled the puzzle down to this:
THE E_CE_TION THAT _RO_ES THE RULE
She declared her intent to solve the puzzle, and burst out, triumphantly, “The Exception That Brokes The Rule!” The audience, in unison, gasped in horror.
Sorry, no, dear.
It occurred to me that I’d seen similarly hilarious wrong guesses before. I can’t remember any of them, though. What was the worst “Wheel of Fortune” guess you an remember?
(And how in the name of Christ does some guess “The exception that brokes the rule?” I can understand if you don’t know the phrase, but “brokes”?)