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Education News Archive - October 04, 2005

By Steve Jordon, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Oct. 3--LINCOLN -- The world's two richest men talked mostly about human values -- personal relationships, leadership, pleasing customers --and less about dollars Friday in a rare Q & A session with University of Nebraska-Lincoln students.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • 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.'
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