The favorite word of Óscar Díaz, winner of the 'Pasapalabra' prize

The night of May 15, 2024 has already gone down in the history of one of the longest-running contests in the history of Spanish television: Pasapalabra.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
15 May 2024 Wednesday 17:16
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The favorite word of Óscar Díaz, winner of the 'Pasapalabra' prize

The night of May 15, 2024 has already gone down in the history of one of the longest-running contests in the history of Spanish television: Pasapalabra. After 153 programs together 56 victories, 63 losses and 34 draws, Óscar Díaz has managed to defeat his rival Moisés Laguardia to win the contest prize. In front of an excited Roberto Leal, the man from Madrid celebrated with his mother and his wife the prize of 1,816,000 euros.

Two hours before this historic moment for the format took place, taking home the fifth largest pot, both he and his partner and opponent visited the set of El Hormiguero, the Antena 3 nighttime program presented by Pablo Motos. Once there, both have shared their training strategies and methodologies, as well as a very particular detail: their favorite words from the dictionary.

An explanation that has been derived from a comment by the Requena presenter, about the favorite word of the poet Camilo José Cela. This turned out to be 'pile', due to its sound and composition. A striking fact about the artist considering his ability to “absorb a liter and a half of water in a single stroke via anus” which he confessed in an interview with Mercedes Milá in 1982. Hence, Motos asked the Pasapalabra contestants.

The first to uncover it was Moisés, with a word appropriate for the final hours of the day. “Mine is 'Conticinio', which is the time of night when everything is silent. It relaxes just by listening to it,” he stated with a smile on his face. Immediately, it was Oscar's turn: “I really like 'senda' because it reminds me of my town and my grandfather.” A word that was not the one that would end up giving him victory.

“Last name of the architect who designed the Villa Wenhold, in the German city of Bremen,” was the question that ended up leading Oscar to glory. The correct answer turned out to be Fahrenkamp, ​​by Aachen-born creator Emil Fahrenkamp. Born in this town in the government district of Cologne in 1885, he designed the mansion as part of his work as a professor at the Düsseldorf academy.

Its builder was the then director of the Sparkasse (German savings bank) and future senator from Bremen Hermann Wenhold, who built it in 1927. “The two-story cubic building with the ground floor covered in clinker (synthetic granules) and The plastered upper floor, as well as a flat roof, is one of the first representatives of modern construction in Bremen,” explained the Loquis travel podcast.