How this became headlines in Australian news leaves me speechless.
Aww, poor guy.
But to be fair I couldn't think of WAND for a few seconds myself
magic land, of course
I can imagine this guy being a replacement for Stan's dad in that South Park episode.
i would like to know what a yand, cand, or fand is
Magic Rand, the answer was Rand Paul.
Shouldn't wand have been his first logical thought?
My first thoughts were magic hand and magic land too.
I guess it's because it's not often that when you see a "-and" you think it to be pronounced "-ond" as in "pond", so then you start guessing words that end in "-and" as in "land"
My first thought was Randy Marsh. In this guy's defense, being on the spot like that does look pretty nerve-wracking.
I can understand the first two, but "yand"? Seriously?
I can understand how he wouldn't have thought of WAND because it doesn't have that AND pronunciation which you can clearly see he was going for. WAND is more like WOND.
But still, it did have the word MAGIC infront of it so...
I would like to point out that the average person would be under a tremendous amount of stress. I could see myself making the same mistake.
Also, once you have something like "hand [hand]," in your head, it could be difficult to think about the other pronunciation, "wand [wond]." The contestant probably couldn't make that mental leap, especially while under stress.
i dunno, i thought wand the exact moment i saw it.
maybe it's because i'm not a native speaker
I kept thinking of hand and couldn't think up the word wand.
I feel stupid :(
I think the problem is when you see 'and' you look for word that has the 'and' sound in it, not thinking of wand because it sounds like 'wond' in terms of letters.
Maybe it was so obvious he didn't think about it.
10 seconds is not that long if you're under pressure.
It could have been because when you think of words ending in '-and' phonetically, 'wand' doesn't fit since it's more of an 'ond' sound.
My first thought was Magic Hand, honestly.
I guess it's pronunciation.
Lots of -and words literally sound like "and," while "wand" is pronounced almost like "wawnd."
First I thought Magic Land.
But Magic Wand it is.
The wonderful English language
Reading the letters A-N-D I'm pretty sure you subconsciously decide that it has to end in the same sound. Kind of understandable but still.
Imo 'And' sounds pretty much the same as 'wAnd.'