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2014-06-02 12:22:20

DORVAL, QC, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to the site of a crossing accident involving a VIA Rail train near St-Liboire, Quebec. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The risk of passenger trains colliding with vehicles is on the TSB Watchlist. The Watchlist identifies the transportation safety issues that pose the greatest risk to Canadians. The TSB is an independent agency that...


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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