Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - October 18, 2005
By Brian Fuson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Three new wide releases hit theaters this past weekend, but altogether they failed to make much of a dent at the boxoffice, barely mustering a combined $27 million among them.
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.'