View Poll Results: Were opposites good on Password?
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Password Plus: Did you like opposites?
On the official Password thread, there was a discussion between if classic fans liked or disliked contestants using opposites for hints on a clue.
In the three year run of Password Plus, "opposites" were dumped after the first few months of the original runs. An example of this is the clue being EVIL and the giver saying GOOD.
On a show like Password sometimes opposites aren't a giveaway like some people think. If it's a hard clue, then the recieving contestant may not think right away what the answer is. But if it's clues like good/bad, then it's easy. I voted for opposites should be legal
The no opposite rules probably looked good on paper but there were way too many grey areas. For instance east was not necessarily an opposite of south, but it was not a synonym either.
For 'East' saying 'West' as a hint is not a pure giveaway. Someone might think the answer is 'direction' or even North or South. Thats my take of keeping opposites on Password Plus
Originally Posted by 19crash84
The idea was good on paper, but in practice it was a nightmare. You had cases where the opposite word was still used, with just un- or dis- appended to it, and they were allowed. Also, they were too strict in interpreting what was an opposite. Just as the east/west/north/south was mentioned, clues like Adam for Eve aren't really opposites either. Would Goldilocks for Bears also be considered an opposite then? Ridiculous.
A better rule would have been not to allow singing of the clue. Singing tends to portray more than one word in the tune, and multiple words are strictly prohibited. This isn't Name That Tune.
Bring High Rollers to GSN please!
Good example. There should be a rule where you can use opposites, but you can't use opposites with un- or dis- in front of them. Those should be illegal.