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Google Generation Growing ‘Brain Dead’ Says Inventor
2012-12-27 13:29:10

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The English inventor who created the wind-up radio has no problems telling us how he feels about kids today. In his mind, the “Google Generation” as he calls them are in danger of becoming engorged, brain-dead zombies incapable of existing without the aid of a computer. Trevor Baylis, a 75-year old Englishman, expressed his opinion in a way only an Englishman can: Politely. Baylis invented his wind-up radio in 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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