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Tinker Tailor Soldier Trivia, December 5, 2011

What are the origins of the word "kinky," and why is it derogative?

Congratulations to Grant Hermanson, who was the sole correct respondent to last week's rather enigmatic trivia challenge. In 1896, George Wood, who along with Orin Sands and Mark Taylor owned a Boston-based flour company, attended a performance of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. They introduced "King Arthur Flour" later that year, and it became the flagship brand for Sands, Taylor, and Wood. The company was renamed King Arthur Flour in 1996.

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