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2011-08-13 06:10:00

Authorities in a southwestern Chinese city have forced a total of 22 counterfeit Apple stores to stop using the company's trademarks, just weeks after the first unauthorized retailer had been discovered there, various media outlets reported on Thursday and Friday. All of the businesses were located in Kunming, the site where a blogger had previously discovered "five counterfeit stores that looked very similar to an official Apple Store, down to the acrylic product information panels and long...


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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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