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2003-05-19 06:00:00

By Colette Bouchez, HealthScoutNews Reporter HealthScoutNews -- She gets a tooth pulled, then drives herself home, makes dinner for four, does the laundry and helps the kids with their homework. He gets a tooth pulled and his universe slams to a halt, as he waits for the pain to go away. Caricatures? Sure. But the debate over who can really stand more pain has been one of the more interesting battles of the sexes, spanning generations. Now, however, new research is bringing that battle...


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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