Business News Archive - May 19, 2006

PARIS (Reuters) - French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis confirmed on Friday it was in talks with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about its antibiotic Ketek following a report the U.S. regulator wanted a warning label on the drug.

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'