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2009-06-23 14:05:00

BOWLING GREEN, Ky., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday June 22, 2009 the White House signed a Bill that now gives the authority to oversee the tobacco industry to the FDA. This piece of legislation had been in the works since 1996 and has had very little change before becoming a Law yesterday. "It is a great disappointment that this Congress, which claimed to be so different and supposedly heralded a new era for the United States has seen fit to enact legislation that is over a decade old."...


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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