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trisherina 05-26-2005 03:08 AM

callithump: in satori, the response to the zen koan: if a child falls off a carousel horse while the music plays at full blast, does it make a sound?

Hyakujo's Fox 05-26-2005 03:46 AM

Callithump - In Norse mythology, Callithump is the great celestial camel that shall appear during Ragnarok to destroy the world, which shall be washed away by a giant squirt of luke warm camel spit.

daverbee 05-26-2005 05:35 PM

Judging tonight around 8:00 pm EST if I'm lucid enough to read...

dinzdale 05-26-2005 06:48 PM

Callithump n.

A small brown dog especially trained to snuffle it's nose into the genitalia of strangers. First brought to this country by the Spaniards, who didnt really want to talk to Inca door-to-door salesmen, and found that this kept conversations nice and short.

Smartypants 05-26-2005 07:14 PM

callithump -- A musical term for the downbeat in a typical Oom-pah band composition, named after the breathy sound of the lower register on a calliope. In the phrase OOM-pah-pah OOM-pah-pah, the "OOM"s would be the callithumps, and the "pah-pah" would be callipharts.

daverbee 05-27-2005 12:54 AM

callithump * \KAL-uh-thump\ <<...OLE_Obj...>> *
noun : a noisy boisterous band or parade.

Example sentence:
The town is trying to enlist one of Hollywood's most famous leading men to serve as grand marshal for this year's Memorial Day callithump.

Did you know?:
"Callithump" and the related adjective "callithumpian" are Americanisms, but their roots stretch back to England. In the 19th century, the noun "callithumpian" was used in the U.S. of boisterous roisterers who had their own makeshift New Year's parade. Their band instruments consisted of crude noisemakers such as pots, tin horns and cowbells. The antecedent of "callithumpians" is an 18th-century British dialect term for another noisy group, the "Gallithumpians," who made a rumpus on election days in southern England. Today, the words "callithump" and "callithumpian" see occasional use, especially in the names of specific bands and parades. The callithumpian bands and parades of today are more organized than those of the past, but they retain an association with noise and boisterous fun.


Oh, yeah.
Trust me to have to be the judge when every definition is brilliant...
This was a toughy, but when all the votes are counted the results are as follows:

Honorable Mention to Nimble and Mr. Smartypants for at least coming close to the real definition! To Brynn for originality! And to Dinzdale for being born in the country the word originated from! (Polite applause)

The Bronze Medal goes to HFox for the "ewwwwwwww" factor! (Wild applause)

The Silver Medal goes to XFox for digging deep! (More wild applause, abundant cheering, and howls from the vulpine members of the audience)

And the coveted Gold Medal goes to Trisherina for meditative contemplation! (Applause! Cheering! The Woo-Hoo Song played over the intercom system! Riots! Chaos!)

Over to you, My Pretty!

NimbleMarmoset 05-27-2005 03:23 AM

do i haveta? oh. alright. the solemn passing of the Tiara to Trisheroo


trisherina 05-27-2005 04:16 AM

(sniff) (sniff) (dab eyes) Is that camera ON, or what?

Okay, here's the new word, all you Dictionary Game players (when is Marcus gonna get another computer?):


Brynn 05-27-2005 07:57 AM

wappenshaw - (n.) where Barbara Walters goes to buy her guns.
wappenshaw - (n.) convention where Barbara Walters displays her gift-wrapping skills.
wappenshaw - (n.) what Baba Wawa secretly calls the whip she wields against her favorite rickshaw runner when she's in a big hurry.
It's a multi-purpose word that only Barbara Walters uses.

trisherina 05-28-2005 05:13 AM

Judging Sunday.

madasacutsnake 05-28-2005 09:28 AM

wappenshaw - what Snake says when some-one accuses her of *ahem* intimidation, threats and harassment (and doesn't that just reek of "I discussed it down the pub with the front bar experts"), as in "you'd better be wappenshaw that you don't want this job any more."

xfox 05-29-2005 12:47 AM

wappenshaw -What you wear on the North pole for 12 months of the year, except on May Day. This garment is styled to allow free movement of the arms and legs in case anything to eat passes by, and the wearer happens to be hungry. The trend for wappenshaws has waned and wanned, retaining popularity in spite of its dowdy appearance on the body probably because of its practicality. It is only available in white and is worn by everybody at one time or another.

daverbee 05-29-2005 02:05 AM

Wappenshaw -

The act of spanking Robert Shaw, conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and creator of the Robert Shaw Chorale for producing waaaaaaaaay too many "Pops" recordings.
Similar to a word used most recently in the Boston area to punish a certain film composer/conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra for including a medley of his film hits on EVERY DAMN PROGRAM!!!!!, Wappenwilliams.

Smartypants 05-29-2005 03:13 AM

wappenshaw -- A chance circumstance, similar to "happenstance," except in a case of wappenshaw, it turns out to be of no surprise to anyone. For example, in a restaurant, a waiter drops a tray of glassware -- simple happenstance. However, if others in the room respond to the accident by thinking or saying, "I knew that was going to happen," than it is more-accurately called a case of wappenshaw.

Brynn 05-30-2005 02:13 AM


Originally Posted by daverbee
Similar to a word used most recently in the Boston area to punish a certain film composer/conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra for including a medley of his film hits on EVERY DAMN PROGRAM!!!!!, Wappenwilliams.

He did the same thing when he was guest conductor at the Hollywood Bowl. If I hear a live orchestra play the theme to "Star Wars" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" one....more....time.....!

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