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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - September 19, 2012

PlayStation 3S Announced By Sony

You’ve waited and waited, and it’s finally here -- a thinner, marginal PlayStation 3 upgrade! On Tuesday, Sony made the news official, announcing the lighter and thinner version of their existing “slim” PlayStation.

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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