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Business News Archive - December 15, 2006

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 500 school bus drivers and aides at three First Student locations across the country became the latest groups to join the Teamsters, overwhelmingly voting for the union as their bargaining representative.

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.'