In the aftermath, Jonny understandably looked shocked and confused as to why he didn't win, but Sajak explained to him and the audience that the subtle mispronunciation -- though entirely unintentional -- amounted to a wrong answer. Rules are rules, after all. Following the commercial break, Sajak went on to somberly clarify that the judges had gone over the tape to listen again and that Jonny had indeed pronounced a hard "g" instead of a hard "c." Oops.
Poor Jonny. It's tough to imagine he'll ever be able to look at flamingos the same way again.