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2007-07-04 06:18:29

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. _ It's a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon, and Party Cove is awash in alcohol-fueled revelry. On one side, a boatful of men hollers at bikini-clad women and encourages them to drop their tops. The women oblige, eliciting hoots and hollers. On the other, a man cocks his arm and launches an unopened can of beer into a crowd more than 50 feet away. A few minutes earlier, in a similar display of male machismo, a man hurled a bottle that struck a woman on the head and opened 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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