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2008-09-04 15:00:17

Text of report by Namibian news agency Nampa website [Unidentified Reporter: "Pohamba Opens LCA Meeting"] President Hifikepunye Pohamba on Thursday officially opened the 2008 Leadership for Conservation in Africa (LCA) meeting at a local hotel in the capital. President Hifikepunye Pohamba speaks during the presidential breakfast of the Leadership for Conservation in Africa (LCA) meeting (Nampa, 4 September) Addressing delegates from 26 African countries as well as China, the United...


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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