On Wednesday, a guy named David Pederson solved a puzzle and knew all the words, but added an extra one. The category was “Catch of the Day,” and it was one of the crossword-style puzzles, which is usually just a list of words
The answer was “Sole, Flounder, Cod, Catfish.” And he got it wrong, because he said “Sole, Flounder, Cod, AND Catfish.” That’s a natural thing to do when you’re verbalizing a list, but inserting ANY words makes it an incorrect response.
PAT SAJAK saw it coming and tried to warn him by saying “don’t add anything.” But he did it anyway. Then the next player said the same words without adding “and.” And she got it right. But even she didn’t understand why at first.