What kind of curio cabinet? 'Wheel' win lost by clipped syllable

EUGENE, Ore. - Paul Atkinson of Hillsboro had everything but the "B" between him and $2,400 and a shot at $1 million on Wheel of Fortune this week.

Then he opened his mouth.

"Corner Curio Cabinet" came out sounding like "Corno Curio Cabinet."

After an awkward pause, a buzzer sounded, ending Atkinson's turn.

The next contestant spun the wheel and solved the puzzle. A puzzled host Pat Sajak sent the show to commercial break.

Wheel of Fortune contestant Paul Atkinson explains what happened