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2005-10-17 12:59:44

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's minister for sport said on Monday the country planned to keep its decades-old ban on professional boxing as it seeks to regulate more tightly all forms of contact sport. Sweden is one of the few countries, along with Cuba and Norway, to ban pro-boxing on health grounds. A new law is being proposed by the Justice Ministry which introduces a system of permits for sports which involve hitting someone's head. "We have had a ban on professional boxing for 30...


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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