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2009-05-30 15:35:03

Conceptual artist David Ireland, whose works earned him acclaim in San Francisco's Bay Area, has died at the age of 78, his sister Judy says. The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday one of Ireland's most memorable creations remains an 1886 Victorian house in San Francisco that he transformed into a large work of art echoing the memories of the home's former inhabitants. Times art critic Christopher Knight said in a 2005 review of Ireland that the artist routinely attempted to create an...


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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