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2008-06-20 18:00:31

PUPILS from a Sutton Coldfield primary school took a giant step towards learning about democracy when they took part in a mock debate at the Council House in Lichfield. Year 6 children from Little Aston Primary School, which sits just inside the Staffordshire boundary with Birmingham, were invited to learn about the services the council provides and also join in a debate in the council chamber. Coun Joseph Powell, vice-chairman of Lichfield District Council, and Coun Colin Ablitt,...


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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