It was originally a code word used by telegraph operators; Barack Obama used it in his Twitter handle

Find out everything that you need to know about today’s Jeopardy episode, including the Final Jeopardy, clues and answers, and the contestants plus who won tonight!

CLUE: It was originally a code word used by telegraph operators; Barack Obama used it in his Twitter handle


About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, 5 June 2023

POTUS, an acronym standing for President of the United States, has its origins in telegraph code, where it was used as an abbreviation.

In the realm of social media, specifically Twitter, the official White House account was set up in 2009. However, it was during the second term of Barack Obama in 2015 that the distinct @POTUS handle came into existence. This was a precedent-setting move, giving the President a dedicated social media platform separate from the general White House account.

Barack Obama was the first to use this @POTUS handle during his presidency, and the custom is to pass on this handle to each succeeding president. As of 2023, this handle is associated with President Joe Biden.

Similar acronyms exist for other high-profile U.S. government roles, such as SCOTUS, which denotes the Supreme Court of the United States, and FLOTUS, referring to the First Lady of the United States.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Monday, 5 June 2023

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy tonight? Scroll down below to find out everyone’s final scores, as well as the scores after the Single Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy rounds!

Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Jared Watson
Quality Control Specialist
Greenville, Texas
2 Day Winnings of $38,601

Winning Score: $17,601
Round 2 Score: $19,600
Round 1 Score: $5,000
Harrison Seidel
Marketing Coordinator
Burbank, California

Final Score: $12,700
Round 2 Score: $8,800
Round 1 Score: $2,000
Annabelle Winter
Graduate Student
New York, New York

Final Score: $4,795
Round 2 Score: $2,400
Round 1 Score: $1,600

Final Jeopardy Video – Monday, 5 June 2023

Watch all the videos from today’s Jeopardy episode below, including highlights, behind the scenes outtakes and full episodes.

Final Jeopardy is the final round of the popular American television game show Jeopardy!, in which participants test their knowledge in numerous areas by answering questions. In Final Jeopardy, participants are given a single clue and must wager a percentage of their existing earnings based on their confidence in their ability to successfully respond.

Each contestant surreptitiously writes down their wager during the commercial break. The Final Jeopardy clue is presented when the programme resumes, and participants have 30 seconds to write down their solution in the form of a question (e.g., “What is…?”). When the timer runs out, the host, reveals each contestant’s response and wager in ascending order of their pre-Final Jeopardy scores. The scores of contestants are adjusted based on whether their response is correct or incorrect, as well as the amount wagered. At the end of the round, the contestant with the highest score is proclaimed the winner.

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