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2008-07-23 09:00:57

By KRISTEN BROWNING-BLAS By Kristen Browning-Blas The Denver Post 'There is no away." The title (or maybe it was a subtitle) of a book from a class my mom took on "ecology" in the '70s has stayed with me all these years. I'm already green - with nausea - at the endless stream of "ecofriendly" labels on everything from champagne to sponges. In the past five years, new products claiming to be environmentally friendly soared from five to 328. So much of this "green-washing" wave is just...


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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