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2011-06-07 10:21:32

School's out, and although the celebrations have begun, the beginning of summer vacation is a good opportunity for a family to take a step back and reflect on the school year, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. "It's a good time for parents to think about any difficulties their child had over the year and whether there are any concerns or changes in behavior that they should address during the summer," said Dr. Efrain Bleiberg, professor in the Menninger Department of...


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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