Word of the week: “gapingstock.” Formed similarly to “laughingstock,” it is an object of open-mouthed wonder or curiosity. We hope to hear the word someday on an entertainment-news TV show.

“U Wash” is a nickname of the University of Washington state, whose website is www.washington.edu. While there is no www.uwash.edu, there is the very similar-looking www.uwosh.edu, which is the website of a school in:

A) Russia

B) Washington, D.C.

C) Wisconsin

D) West Virginia

Friday’s answer: Virgin Galactic’s first space flights for private citizens are planned to begin in 2009, from a spaceport currently under construction in southern New Mexico.


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