OMG the woman's an idiot! She says she's from Florida and 'g's are silent. They are not!! Good god woman accept that you don't speak properly and move on. Sheesh According to the YouTube news footage I watches she's with Naval Intelligence. Um...yeah...sure she is.
To use your example Ripplinger, if the puzzle was Singin' in the Rain and the contestant said SinginG in the Rain they would have lost.