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2011-08-08 17:47:00

DALLAS, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Teen Choice 2011 mega-stars Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift were among more than 50 stars who wrote and autographed personal messages to U.S. military families with loved ones oversees. Along with the messages, MetroPCS Communications, Inc. donated $5,000 worth of international long distance calling cards to the USO's Military Family Care Package program, helping to connect families who are separated by deployments. (Photo:...

2011-07-01 16:16:00

CINCINNATI, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) proudly extends its partnership with the USO during the July 4th holiday weekend to celebrate and thank the men and women of the armed forces and their families. Customers and associates at all locations of the Kroger family of stores are invited to show their appreciation for our military families by donating spare change in specially-marked coin boxes at check stands, or by rounding up their purchases at registers. All...


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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