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2011-07-07 13:34:00

MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Union County Public Schools will open an innovative new online public school program beginning next school year called the Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA). The online public school will serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The new online school builds on Union County Public School's commitment to prepare every student with the opportunity to achieve success. "We believe the Tennessee Virtual Academy will be an...


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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