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Business News Archive - June 20, 2012

Facebook Trades The Arcade For The Shopping Mall

Until now, the only way to purchase things through Facebook’s site was by using “Credits,” the official currency of Facebook-Land.

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.'