Word of the week: “noisome,” which is an adjective meaning “foul-smelling” or “noxious.” Derived from the word “annoy,” it is unrelated to “noise.”

n Weird wedding: Comic Ernie Kovacs’ 1954 marriage ceremony to singer Edie Adams was presided over by former New York City Mayor William O’Dwyer. The ceremony was conducted in Spanish, which neither bride nor groom understood.

The advertising slogan “Bring more to the table” is currently being used by:

A) An investment firm

B) A packaged-food brand

C) A casino chain

D) A dinnerware company

Friday’s answer: According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, Spain is the world’s largest wine producer, with about 3,000,000 acres of vineyards, about a million more acres than second-place France.


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