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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - October 29, 2008

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Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr has signed on to play Tony Stark in two "Iron Man" sequels, as well as in the superhero ensemble film "The Avengers."

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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