Logophile Language Puzzler: Poughkeepsie, Turkey Parts, and Silent J

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  1. The Outen Inn was marketed as the ________ hotel in Poughkeepsie even before it opened last July.
    1. premier
    2. premiere
  1. Which of the following will you not find on a turkey’s body?
    1. caruncles
    2. grawlix
    3. a snood
    4. a wattle
  1. Only one word in the English language contains a silent j, and it appears right in the middle of the word. What is it?



1) a

2) b

3) marijuana

— Andy Hollandbeck is the Post’s copy editor and managing editor.

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