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2006-05-01 12:40:48

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A long-time finance employee at the New York Stock Exchange is in settlement talks with the Big Board over a racial discrimination lawsuit he filed last year, court papers show. Harry Nelson, an African American, has been repeatedly passed over for promotions in the exchange's finance department since he was hired in 1979, despite a history of good performance reviews, according to his complaint filed in July 2005. "We are in the process of talking," Nelson,...


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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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