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2008-07-04 12:00:19

By Barry Caine, The Oakland Tribune, Calif. Jul. 4--HERE'S ALL YOU need to know about "Drillbit Taylor: Extended Survival Edition": The extras are more fun than the movie -- about three nerdy young high schoolers who hire a supposed soldier of fortune (Owen Wilson) to protect them from two older bullies. The Judd Apatow-produced comedy isn't awful; some scenes satisfy. And Apatow regular Leslie Mann (she's his wife) is incandescent in the supporting role of a sexually charged...

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  • 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.'