n Word of the week: “ideo locator.” It is the arrow that appears on tourist maps with the words “you are here.” It’s apparently uncertain whether the “ideo” part is derived from the Greek “idio-” (meaning “one’s own” or “personal”) or the Greek “ideo-” (meaning “idea”).

n The origins of the folklore lumberjack giant Paul Bunyan are hard to pin down. We know for sure how the popularization of the myth started: A William B. Laughead created much of the canon, including the blue ox, for advertising pamphlets on behalf of the Red River Lumber Company.

Author J.R.R. Tolkien is best known for his “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. What is the correct pronunciation of his last name?

A) toll-KINE

B) TAHL-keen

C) TOLL-key-en

D) TOLL-KEEN

Friday’s answer: Because of its policy of neutrality, Ireland has never joined NATO.


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