03:13:12 AM Feb 9th 2012
I suppose it would be valid to include fictional Countdown uses of this trope if they fit closely enough? I am thinking of The IT Crowd in season 4 when Moss goes on Countdown. We see the letters up and the thirty seconds of thinking time while Moss just sits there. The other guy gives a six letter word while Moss just claims that the full thing is already a word: Tnetennba. When asked to use it in a sentence, he just says "Good morning, that's a nice Tnetennba." The twist on the trope is, he's completely right (in the show), he's just so smart and nerdy that he does know this unusual word and can't think of an appropriate way to use it in a sentence.