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2008-07-30 09:00:42

By Ida Brown, The Meridian Star, Miss. Jul. 30--Browsing on the Internet is as common as talking on the telephone for most young people these days. However, not all have access to a computer. "I use the Internet a lot to do research for school," said Deidre Fears, a recent Meridian High School graduate who will begin studies in neonatal nursing at Meridian Community College this fall. Unfortunately, Fears does not have a computer at home. However, thanks to a recent $25,000 donation to...


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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