n Thanks to intrepid Trivia Detective Sher Garfield of Bellevue, Wash., who passed along these additional common phrases, each of which has exactly one occurrence of each of the five vowels: house paint, peanut oil, freaking out, and milk moustache. While “milk mustache” gets more Google hits, that last phrase is correctly spelled with the “o.” How do we know? See www.milkmoustache.com.

Appropriately, the state flower of Massachusetts is the:

A) Boston fern

B) Cape Cod carnation

C) Mayflower

D) Bay lilac

Tuesday’s answer: In the Jonathan Swift book “Gulliver’s Travels,” the ship on which the title character serves as a physician is wrecked near Van Diemen’s Land, which is known today as Tasmania.


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