This one may be painful for all of you spelling sticklers out there. Matt Amodio, the Ph.D. student who recently made Jeopardy! history with a 38-day winning streak, has taken to Twitter to share one of his pet peeves. In the process, he deliberately misspelled nearly every word.
We all have random things that get on our nerves. For quiz whiz Matt Amodio, one of those things has to do with problematic tweets. Not problematic in a societal way, mind you. But tweets with spelling problems.
i luv when ppl have multipl mispellings in there tweets and then post a reply that 0nly corects 1 of thm— Matt Amodio (@AmodioMatt) October 25, 2021
Of course, his reply included a correction to one of the countless spelling errors in the original tweet.
misspellings*— Matt Amodio (@AmodioMatt) October 25, 2021
Ironically, “misspellings” is probably one of the more commonly messed up words in the English language. That extra “s” can be a doozy. And, Jeopardy! fans being a knowledgeable bunch, many struggled to get through that initial tweet. But at least one fan was willing to let Matt slide.
That sort of tweet would normally drive me up the wall as a grammar nerd, but I know you were trying to be funny.— Lily Love ❤️💖 (@tilanavel) October 25, 2021
Not everyone was so understanding, though.
“That gave me such a headache. Why must you hurt me so, Matt?” another fan wrote in response.
The Student ‘Jeopardy!’ Star Is Enjoying the Popularity, But Knows It Won’t Last
Matt Amodio may have won $1.5 million on Jeopardy!, but that doesn’t mean his life changed overnight. He’s still a doctoral student at Yale, after all. Well, at least one thing has changed—he doesn’t have to worry about tuition anymore, that’s for sure.
Besides that, Matt Amodio has gone on record saying he doesn’t even plan on touching the money until it comes time to pay for family expenses. In the meantime, he plans on putting the chunk of cash into long-term investments. And when you’re dealing with millions, those returns are significant, to say the least.
So as far as he’s concerned, the only difference since Jeopardy! is this newfound fame, which he sees as temporary.
“I think the only thing that’s changed really is how much attention I’m getting. But it hasn’t changed my day-to-day or hour-to-hour life all that much … I had something happen that made me popular, and then as that thing becomes farther and farther away in time, I will become less and less popular. I know that I don’t have to acclimate to the changes too much. Just trying to ride the wave and enjoy it,” Amodio told the Yale Daily News.