n Word of the week: “dysphemism,” which sounds a lot like “euphemism,” a word it’s more or less the opposite of. A dysphemism is an intentionally harsh expression used in place of a more polite one. “Snail mail” and “junk food” are two examples. Surely many more could easily be found in the annals of our recent political season.

According to the latest U.N. estimates, the world nation with the smallest population is located in:

A) The South Pacific

B) The Caribbean

C) Africa

D) Europe

Friday’s answer: Cabernet is named for the red grape from which it is made. Champagne, Beaujolais and Bordeaux are named for the French town or region where they originated.


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