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2011-07-05 07:30:00

Well-known opposition leader JJ Rendon asked to analyze unusual speech presented by Hugo Chavez Frias on CNN Espanol (www.cnn.com) CARACAS, Venezuela and WASHINGTON, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a rather unusual and alarming press conference held in an undisclosed location by Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez Frias concerning his health and his diagnosis of cancer, leading political strategist and Venezuelan JJ Rendon (Juan Jose Rendon) was asked to present a full...


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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