"Wheel of Fortune" contestant loses prize after pronouncing "flamenco" as "flamingo"

Wheel of Fortune" hostess Vanna White (L) and host Pat Sajak speak as they are inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner at the Encore Las Vegas on April 9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

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A "Wheel of Fortune" contestant had a $7,100 prize erased when he mispronounced the word "flamenco," instead saying "flamingo." 

"Flamingo dance lessons," the man said Monday, reading a completed puzzle that actually read: "Flamenco dance lessons." 

The audience began to clap, thinking he had won a prize. That was when host Pat Sajak said, "Sorry." 

Another contestant then successfully solved the puzzle.

"To explain: what we all heard was -- and I know you didn't mean to say it -- but you gave us a 'G' instead of a 'C','" said Sajak.

The contestant looked stunned as Sajak offered the explanation.

Earlier this year, a man on the show had a puzzle reading, "A Streetcar Na_ed Desire." He chose the letter "K" to fill in the blank, failing to solve the puzzle.

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