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Old November 28, 2010, 07:32 AM
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Silly contestant

What exactly is a "silly contestant"?

One participant in a reality show claimed to be "the silly contestant", but he's not silly at all.
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Old November 28, 2010, 08:24 AM
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I've not much of an idea here, but perhaps he means 'silly' in the sense that it is obvious he stands no chance of winning. In which case it is a silly thing for him to do, even when he as a person is not intrinsically 'silly', if you see what I mean.
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(I forgot to tell it is an American show)

Thank you, Perikles. That looks like he being a contestant "de relleno" -one who is to complete a certain total number, but not a serious candidate-. I suspect it might be a contestant who can win for a lucky chain of events, what we call here "ganar por carambola".

By the way, later in that episode, the contestant was sent home.
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