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Technology News Archive - October 26, 2005

Yahoo Inc., the world's most popular Internet media network, is looking to up-end the online travel industry by helping its users share planning tips, photos and travel lore with fellow travelers.

By Phil Rosenthal, Chicago Tribune Oct. 26--It's all Rover for Chicago's WCKG-FM 105.9 when Howard Stern takes his morning show to Sirius satellite pay-radio.

By TERRY DICKSON NAHUNTA -- There is a simple solution to the washouts that seem to be an annual problem on Brantley County's dirt roads.

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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