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2007-04-24 18:00:18

By James Coates, Chicago Tribune Apr. 24--Q. When I select "Internet" from the Start menu, my Web browser opens up at a microsoft.com page. How can I get it to go directly to my home page at Google? -- John Stuelpnagel A. After you've clicked on the Start button, the Internet Explorer icon at the very top of the list sometimes is set by default to go to Microsoft's support page instead of the home page that is specified by all other browser icons. Click Start and right-click on...


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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