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2008-07-10 03:00:20

By Alice T. Carter, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 10--As a parent as well as the creator of "The Wonder Bread Years," Pat Hazell has a problem. Where Hazell sees props, his sons Keaton, 5, and Tucker, 7, see toys. That's understandable. "The Wonder Bread Years" is a comedic and nostalgic salute to the baby boomer era. Those were the decades of dawning kid consumerism that unleashed a cornucopia of gotta-have-it toys that included Slinky, Mr. Potato Head, Rock'em Sock'em...


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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