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2011-03-14 12:10:04

A report released on Monday said that the rapid growth of smartphones and electronic tablets is making the Internet the destination of choice for consumers looking for news. According to the Project for Excellence in Journalism, a research organization that evaluates and studies the performance of the press, all local, network and cable television news, newspapers, radio and magazines lost audiences last year. The project said in its eighth annual State of the News Media survey that 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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