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2010-02-08 04:30:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Xanthus Communications welcomes Kelly Rouba, who is a national Spokesperson for the Arthritis National Research Foundation, to its client list. Ms. Rouba, who has had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis since she was two years old, is a disability advocate. http://kellyrouba.blogspot.com. A former Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey, Ms. Rouba is a gifted public speaker who stirs great emotion among her audiences and inspires people to take initiative. For years, she has...


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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