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2008-08-02 00:00:19

Ocean Colour Scene M Club, Crewe ON WHAT felt like the muggiest night of the year so far, fans turned up in their hundreds at Crewe's M Club to see Ocean Colour Scene. A large percentage of the audience seemed remarkably young - surely too young to remember the band from the time of their biggest album, Moseley Shoals. Yet their presence is an acknowledgement that not only have Ocean Colour Scene had a highly successful career, they are still popular. You have to feel sorry for any...


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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