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Blaha John
2010-11-17 15:40:10

John Blaha is an engineer, a retired United States Air Force Colonel, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born John Elmer Blaha on August 26, 1942 in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia in 1960, and then went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science in engineering science in 1965. Just one year later, he...

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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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