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2009-02-23 07:00:00

43% Increase In Average Cost Of Engagement Rings Since 2006 Balancing the Budget - Average Cost of Weddings See Less Than 1% Rise Over 2006 Price Tag Typical Cost of Wedding Rings Drop NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Brides.com (http://www.brides.com), Conde Nast's premier bridal destination, today released findings from its 2009 American Wedding Study, unveiling the current state of saying "I do." With growing concerns about the economy, one of the study's surprises is a dramatic...


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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