n The verb “absquatulate,” means to decamp or flee. Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary calls the word a “pseudo-Latinism,” assembled from the prefix “ab-” (away), the word “squat,” and the suffix “-ulate.”

Dick Van Dyke originated the role of Albert Peterson in the 1960 Broadway production of “Bye Bye Birdie,” and reprised the role for the 1963 film. Succeeding Van Dyke after leaving the show, was what man better known as a TV host?

A) Dick Clark

B) Gene Rayburn

C) Wink Martindale

D) Phil Donahue

Friday’s answer: Young giraffes, whales and elephants are all called calves. Baby seals are called pups.

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