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2008-03-22 00:05:00

A new genetic study conducted by a team of international researchers sheds light on Latin America's history, finding that European colonization resulted in a dramatic shift from a native American populace to one that is mainly mixed. However, some areas within Latin America, such as Mexico City, still preserve a genetic heritage due to the high numbers of native populations during European colonization. The study's findings suggest that male European settlers slaughtered the native men, and...


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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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