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2010-01-12 10:00:00

LIHUE, Hawaii, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The beautiful Garden Island of Kauai will be showcased at Seattle's Northgate Mall this Saturday, January 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., featuring Hawaiian music, hula dancing, and prize giveaways, including a free trip for two to Kauai. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060322/LAW046LOGO) Under the theme, Escape Winter - Discover Kauai, the special lunchtime event will entertain visitors of Northgate Mall with the falsetto singing and...


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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