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2012-05-19 23:00:58

U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree delivered the keynote address at the University of New England commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Pingree also received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. University of Maine Farmington President Theodora Kalikow, Ph.D., was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the ceremony. Portland, Maine (PRWEB) May 19, 2012 The University of New England granted 1,183 associate´s,...


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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