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(16 Aug. 2010) --- NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock, Expedition 24 flight engineer, enters the Quest airlock of the International Space Station as the session of extravehicular activity (EVA) draws to a close. During the...
Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'
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Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.

- Miguel de Unamuno (1864 - 1936)
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