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2009-06-13 13:41:44

The U.S. airplane manufacturing company, Cessna Aircraft Co., says it will cut 1,300 employees. Cessna spokesman Bob Stangarone said 800 Cessna employees will receive 60-day layoff notices on June 19, while the remaining 500 employees will be informed in notices prior to Aug. 14, The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle reported Saturday. Stangarone said the initial layoffs will be focused primarily on hourly production workers. Details regarding those being targeted by the second round of layoffs were not...


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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