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Growing Gap between Teen Materialism And Work Ethic
2013-05-02 09:20:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by San Diego State University (SDSU) has set out to answer the question: Are today´s youth really more materialistic and less motivated than past generations, or do adults tend to perceive moral weakness in the next generation? SDSU psychology professor Jean M. Twenge and Tim Kasser, psychology professor at Knox College, show that there is in fact a growing gap for today´s young adults between the desire to...


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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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