cheesy oversight almost cost a “Wheel of Fortune” contestant thousands in prize money. Angie Gautney, a teacher from North DeLand, Florida, appeared on Wednesday’s episode of the beloved game show, in which two tricky letters nearly separated her from taking home $7,300.
All she had to do was fill in the correct letters during a “Food and Drink” category puzzle that already spelled out “Warm toasted ba_els with lo_ and cream cheese.”Gautney correctly guessed the incomplete first word to be “bagels” but then guessed that the second was “low” instead of the correct “lox,” which is brined salmon that originated in Scandinavia.But it was the New York Jewish community that popularized lox on a bagel with cream cheese.
It remains a favored breakfast item on the East Coast.She finally asked for an “X” to be placed on the board and proudly read aloud, “Warm toasted bagels with lox and cream cheese.” “Yeah, that’s a much better recipe,” host Pat Sajak quipped.But while a passionate number of lox lovers flocked to Twitter, asking how Gautney seemingly didn’t know what lox is, others also admitted to not being familiar with the ingredient.“What is Lox?
Never heard of it. I’ve seen much worse Wheel of Fortune screw-ups,” one user noted, while another stated that they would “never show my face again” if they guessed “low” instead of “lox.”“My dad and I were APPALLED my mom was more understanding but I feel like Florida has so many NY transplants she should have known!” the tweeter continued. “The absolute verbal abuse my mom and I screamed at this lady on wheel of fortune who didn’t know what lox was,” one more person shared.Read more on nypost.com