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2008-06-25 03:00:00

By Reid Magney, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 25--TWO MORE CANDIDATES -- a Democrat and a Libertarian -- are getting into the race for the 91st Assembly District. That would bring the total to 10 people seeking to fill the seat being vacated by retiring state Rep. Barbara Gronemus, D-Whitehall, who has held it since 1980. Democrat Steve Boe is a 2002 graduate of Blair-Taylor High School and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The former intern for U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse,...


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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