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2012-09-02 23:04:07

The Humane Society of the United States is transferring nearly 200 dogs and cats from animal shelters in Jefferson Parish La. and McComb, Miss. to other locations in order to make room for more rescued animals during the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. (PRWEB) September 01, 2012 The Humane Society of the United States is transferring nearly 200 dogs and cats from animal shelters in Jefferson Parish, La. and McComb, Miss. to other locations in order to ease the burden on local communities and...


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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