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2009-09-04 16:46:33

Sweden's National Food Administration said a company's claims of health benefits from a fermented Baltic herring supplement are illegitimate. Petra Bergkvist of the National Food Administration said Halsingland company Rebiotica's surstromming supplement has not been shown to have the advertised healing effects for upset stomachs, gastric catarrh and heartburn, The Local reported Friday. The claims that have been made are illegitimate, Bergkvist told Sweden's Tidningarnas Telegrambyra news...


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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