Education News Archive - November 08, 2006
By Kelly Humphrey, Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach Nov. 8--Crestview native Alexis Tibbetts is expected to sail to victory in her bid to become Okaloosa County's next superintendent of schools.
Word of the Day
- 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.'