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2008-07-24 18:00:35

ATLANTA - Georgia Agriculture Department employees will help conserve water by growing some Friday stubble. Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is instituting Razor-Free Friday in which department employees will be encouraged to not shave. Irvin said men in the department should just leave their razors by the sink on Fridays. Of the 800 employees, about half are men, most of them in field offices. "We've had Casual Fridays as well as casual-dress days to help employees deal with the...


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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