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2013-04-03 23:02:30

Sharon Kleyne Hour Host Discusses Drought with Author Charles Fishman. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 Despite the nation´s worst drought in 60 years, says water advocate and talk show host Sharon Kleyne, complacency, not a lack of water, is responsible for the growing US fresh water crisis. America´s engineering brilliance 100 years ago, Kleyne explains, created a system of safe and abundant fresh water available to everyone at minimal cost. As a result, most US citizens...


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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