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2009-02-25 16:20:48

A Florida bus driver said she helped deliver a baby boy after she came across a woman in labor at a gas station. Mary Kilroy, 56, said she was on her way home Monday from driving the Dixie Highway line for Broward County Transit when she noticed the pregnant woman at a Shell station in Tamarac with a man who appeared distressed and was talking into a cell phone, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday. Kilroy said she approached the man and he explained that his friend, Marie...


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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