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'Wheel Of Fortune' Contestant

I'll Solve the Puzzle ...

I GOT SCREWED!

12/21/2012 10:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1221_wheel_of_fortune_articleIt's time to play ...  "WHEEL OF FORTUNE"!!!!  Everybody ready? Great, the category is "Living Things"... now guess this phrase:

SE _EN  S_ _ NS    _ -S_ _ MM _ NG

Pretty easy right? Not if you were a contestant named Renee on Wednesday night's show -- who correctly solved the puzzle, but mispronounced "Seven Swans a-Swimming" ... as "Swimmin."

Turns out, no "g" ... meant no cash (which in Renee's case was thousands) -- because even though the letter was clearly on the board, Pat Sajak and the "Wheel" honchos quickly rejected the answer and moved on to the next player.

Not surprisingly, when the next contestant went to solve the game, she made sure to say "Swimming"
-- HARD G.

But ya gotta check out the tape, because during the EPIC rejection of an obviously correct answer ... Renee managed to grin and bear it, despite getting ROBBED ...

With a capital "R."

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1.

Kelly    

He should sue!

617 days ago
2.

Val    

Sue, Harvey take the case.

617 days ago
3.

KAJ528    

It was a she, and she has NO RIGHT to sue. The game is very simple - day exactly what the puzzle says, or your wrong. When you're talking about that kind of prize money you can't have gray areas or "sure, go ahead and have it." They have never just given someone a puzzle if they are off by a letter, I don't know why this woman would think she gets special treatment. She was wrong, end of story.

617 days ago
4.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Sorry, no points for illiteracy.

617 days ago
5.

Len    

Learn how to speak. The rules are clear.

It takes no effort to speak properly. It shows laziness and stupidity to be so relaxed.

617 days ago
6.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Must be your first time watching WoF. Seen that happen many times.

617 days ago
7.

Len B    

Learn how to speak. How hard is it to speak properly for less than 3 seconds!?!?

The rules are clear. Jeopardy is the same.

617 days ago
8.

Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

Slow news day? This happens weekly on WOF.

617 days ago
9.

XYZ    

LMFAO go to :56 and listen to Pat go "yeeeeeah"

617 days ago
10.

Steve    

Guessing those people at the wheel of fortune weren't in the holiday (giving or is it givin') spirit...HARSH!

617 days ago
11.

MC    

Learn to enunciate.

617 days ago
12.

spokenword    

That is jacked up. Give ' EM a break.

617 days ago
13.

JDoors    

Is this like the first time you watched the show, or a clip from the show? This happens frequently. The contestants KNOW they MUST enunciate. It's one of the rules. If you don't follow the rules, the show didn't screw you, you screwed yourself!

617 days ago
14.

Jenn    

That's pretty stupid. The "G" was already turned over. It's not like it was even part of the guess.

617 days ago
15.

KCINDY    

She was screwed. I have seen them give three chances to others over the years. Dialect in America should be given consideration.....

617 days ago
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