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2014-01-19 23:00:49

Language evolves, something that is obvious when an older person and a teenager are talking together. eReflect presents newly-created words that the older generation might not know but can learn a lot from. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 eReflect, developer of Ultimate Vocabulary™ software, is interested in finding and discussing words that have been recently added to the English language, created to express ideas and inventions that were born in the 21st century. In a...

2012-07-25 23:03:28

Farm to fork, local food usually travels far fewer miles than produce flown in from another country. The rise of “locavorism” leads people to shop for food grown in their community for what “locavores” call fresher, better tasting produce. Eating local food is one component of ensuring a healthier lifestyle and benefiting the local community, said Dr. Hooman Shabatian, a bariatric surgeon from LAP-BAND VIP. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2012 The local food...

2010-07-20 07:10:00

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Local, healthful food is now for sale, swap or giveaway worldwide - yet in too many cases, the larger community is unaware of this desirable commodity. Locavore365.org, an organization dedicated to helping people almost anywhere in the world advertise and find locally grown food, fruits and vegetables, offers a solution with the launch of http://www.locavore365.org. Better yet, the site is completely free to use. The new site leverages...

2008-07-16 03:00:38

By Staley, Louise Celebrity chefs should think more carefully before demanding that their preferences are imposed upon others, writes Louise Staley. The problem with Gordon Ramsay isn't his swearing. It's his hypocrisy. Gordon Ramsay, Britain's most notorious celebrity chef has demanded 'stringent laws-licensing laws-to make sure produce is only used in season.' In a BBC interview in early May, Ramsay argued that 'fruit and veg should be seasonal. Chefs should be fined if they don't have...

2008-07-14 09:00:48

CHICAGO _ Last month, Lenae Weichel embarked on an ambitious dietary experiment: to feed her family for a year with food produced within 100 miles of her Rockford, Ill., home. Inspired by a Vancouver couple who wrote a book on their "100-mile diet," she joined a community-supported agriculture program, visited her local farmers market and started growing fruits and vegetables in her backyard. Weichel, 33, is an extreme example of a vibrant movement of "locavores," or consumers who try to...


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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