Thursday, July 31, 2008

July 31, 2008 question

The man of the forest is the orangutan. Yeah, that's right, the "orang" in his name has nothing to do with his color. It's just the Malay word for man. Of course, the Malay people are typically very round and juicy, so you can draw your own conclusions. But I'll allow no such flexibility on today's question, which branches off of yesterday's in a "rhymes with orang" kind of way. Here's the question:

According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary, the primary pronunciation of orangutan rhymes with:

A) Tan
B) Tang
C) Ton

And orange-flavored kudos to Andrew, Heather M (the M stands for Malay Is My Fourth Language), Karen M (the M stands for Misty Gorillas), and Charles for knowing all about the sometimes orange, sometimes reddish, and sometimes maroon orangutan.

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