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2012-05-25 23:03:13

Avoid a dreaded “flip-flop fiasco” to keep feet healthy and happy this summer, says The American Podiatric Medical Association Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 25, 2012 Flip-flops, and sandals, and “slippers,” oh my! Summer is officially here and it´s that time of year again: with warm weather comes an increase in tendinitis, stress fractures, and other injuries that can be attributed to America´s favorite summer footwear. Whatever you choose to call them, flip...

2011-04-18 09:12:00

TRENTON, N.J., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Your Solo party cups and the flip flops you wear while enjoying those drinks now have a second life under three new national recycling initiatives. Solo Cup Company announced it is joining forces with TerraCycle®, Inc. to recycle its Solo Squared® party cups. Through the Solo Cup Brigade®, individuals, schools and non-profits can collect used Solo Squared plastic cups and return them to...

2009-07-10 11:01:00

BOULDER, Colo., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- It's tough to make yoga fun and hip, and it's tough to make rock n' roll healthy and evocative of inner peace. With musicians including Michael Franti, Andrew Bird, Spoon, Broken Social Scene, Jenny Lewis, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings...and yoga stars including John Friend, Doug Swenson, Elena Brower and Shiva Rea, the eco-responsible Wanderlust Festival--in Lake Tahoe, California from July 24-26---seeks to do both. Waylon Lewis, editor-in-chief of...

2009-04-07 07:50:00

    TROY, Idaho, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The world of dating can be an overwhelming and emotionally draining experience sometimes. The world of blind dating takes that to a whole new level. The new novel "Rhinestone Flip Flops" (published by AuthorHouse), by first-time author Ari Dean, tells the captivating story of a perfect love that started with a not-so-perfect blind date.   Josie Borday and Brett Becker are set up on a blind date by Josie's co-worker, who also happens to...

2008-09-23 16:57:58

The economy has brought the dire state of the American financial markets into the public's consciousness with sharp focus-along with the presidential candidates' positions on the issue. When insurance megacorporation AIG requested $85 million in taxpayer bailouts, John McCain stood firmly against it, saying "We cannot have the taxpayers bail out AIG or anyone else." For nearly three decades, Senator McCain has been loudly and proudly against market regulation; as he told the...

2008-07-20 09:00:28

By Dom Joly I think my little boy Jackson is influenced by all the wrong role models. First it was the Tellytubbies, and he started making annoying nonsensical noises. Then it was the Power Rangers and he started to get quite violent throwing shapes around the place and karate-chopping me when I was watching TV. Now its gone one worse he seems to be under the influence of Matthew McConaughyee, Maconahayee, Mcconahauhie ... Mahogany Matthew Mahogany, the Texan actor most famous for never...

2008-07-06 00:00:09

By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Is Barack Obama close to being shadowed by giant flip-flops and, worse, having the image stick with people all the way to the voting booth? Four years ago, Republicans branded as a "flip-flop" even the slightest rhetorical or policy change by John Kerry and sent huge replicas of the casual sandals to bob around the Massachusetts Democrat's events, feeding an image of him as a wishy-washy panderer. Fair or not, Kerry never...


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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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