“Mackinac,” as in Michigan’s Mackinac Island, located in Lake Huron, is pronounced “MACK-in-aw.” This is the only word we know of, capitalized or not, where a C is pronounced as if it were a W. If you can think of another common word where a letter is uniquely pronounced as another letter, please let us know.

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. won an Academy Award for his performance as a pro footballer in the film “Jerry Maguire.” His father, Cuba Gooding Sr., is a celebrity in what field?

A) Politics

B) Journalism

C) Fashion design

D) Music

Monday’s answer: Wyoming’s 2004 and 2005 coal production, representing more than one-third of the U.S. total each year, was more than the next three states (West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania) combined.

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