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Choosing Marital Separation Over Divorce
2012-08-20 07:24:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Fifteen percent of married couples who undergo long-term separations remain apart, without getting divorced or reconciling, researchers from Ohio State University (OSU) have discovered. In a nationwide study, doctoral student Dmitry Tumin and sociology professor Zhenchao Qian looked at 7,272 individuals who participated in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (NLSY79) and were married at one point. Each subject...


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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