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Entertainment News Archive - March 28, 2008

NEW YORK, March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Julie Andrews, one of the most recognized figures in the entertainment world and a best-selling author for more than 35 years, is bringing her critically acclaimed Julie Andrews Collection to a new home at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division of Hachette Book Group USA, it was announced today by David Young, the company's Chief Executive Officer.

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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