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Education News Archive - June 09, 2008

MOORESTOWN, N.J., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-three outstanding young men and women from across the nation today were awarded fellowships from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF), a national advocate for improving the quality of science and mathematics teaching.

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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