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2005-07-16 11:07:28

By Phyllis Stark NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Who is Fern Holloway? If you're one of the handful of insiders in her organization, you know that is the alias under which prereleases of Faith Hill's new CD, "Fireflies," were sent to members of her management team and label. After Hill's last album, 2002's "Cry," leaked out on the Internet ahead of its official release date, her organization made plans to keep the new album under wraps until just before its Aug. 2 release. After all, there's a...


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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