According to the Jeopardy site, the writers check at least two reliable sources for each clue. They seem to have slipped up on the pronunciation of “daub.”
Spelling and State of the Uniom
Typos and misspelled words in materials produced by public entities are not trivial. Government offices, universities, and trustworthy publications should represent the highest standards of the culture. In US culture, that includes painstaking attention to standard English usage.
Love Your Language
No one speaks English in exactly the same way. For one thing, we all speak with different regional accents. For another, even the same individual will use different words and grammatical constructions in different situations. Language is an intensely personal thing and we don’t like to be told that there’s something wrong with the way we talk. On the…
Pronoun Mayhem in High Places
As long as some readers remain who are acquainted with the basic rules of Standard English, grammatical errors in newspapers and other publications raise credibility issues.