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2008-07-08 09:00:36

By Korie Wilkins and Amber Hunt, Detroit Free Press Jul. 8--What already had been a deadly Fourth of July weekend got worse Monday as divers recovered the body of a 38-year-old Novi man. He drowned in Walled Lake. Meanwhile, a 9-year-old boy died at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township on Monday night after spending about 40 minutes under water in a Ray Township pond. The boy had gotten stuck while playing with his 11-year-old brother behind their grandparents' home. Three...


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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