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2008-09-18 21:00:15

By Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Seventh-grader Jessica Salgado of Wheeling used her Dynavox talking device on Thursday to help her communicate with classmates and teachers at school. That night, she put it to another use: to deliver her acceptance speech for her Technology Achievement Award from United Cerebral Palsy's Infinitec program. Salgado was one of 10 students - with a range of disabilities - from the North and Northwest suburbs who were honored for their...


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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