Business News Archive - August 23, 2007
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Schedules will change on Monday, August 27 and Sunday, September 2 for a number of SEPTA City Transit Division and Suburban Transit Division bus and trolley routes.
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.'